The Princess Royal, “Deepcut” barracks, based in Courageous Camberley

June 15, 2020 1:56 pm

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Headquarters of the Royal Logistics Corps, The Princess Royal Barracks commonly known as “Deepcut” barracks, is a British Army base that is located in Camberley in Surrey.  Originally known as “Blackdown” barracks this elite Officer training base specialises in logistical skills.  Built in 1900 and in use since 1903 this Ministry of Defence owned site is home to the Royal Logistics Corps.  Initially accommodating Infantry and Artillery personnel the base has now become a World renown training site for potential officers.  The training of the Officers at the “Deepcut” barracks is kept a closely guarded secret and to make sure all official documents are delivered safely and efficiently the training instructors could use a Same Day Courier Camberley to ensure this task is completed properly.

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Unfortunately, the barracks are now being slowly demolished and will be decommissioned to make way for a new and much needed housing development.  The barracks will officially close by 2021 when the new “Midenhurst” estate of over 1,200 homes will be completely constructed and the old Army base will be finally finished.

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Sadly, between 1995 and 2002 there have been four tragic deaths of trainees at the “Deepcut” barracks and several thorough investigations have been called for by the Ministry of Defence and the Families of the deceased Soldiers.  After many lengthy procedures three of the unfortunate deaths were ruled as “Open” verdicts and the other tragically labelled as a “Suicide”.