Carlton Barracks, Carlton Gate, Leeds :: Shared Description

The barracks were opened as a base for the 4th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Militia in 1865. In 1887 the barracks were bought, with corps funds, to accommodate the 3rd Battalion the Prince of Wales (West Yorkshire) Regiment (The Rifles).In 1908, the 3rd battalion became the 7th and 8th battalions; these new battalions were also based at Carlton Barracks.
At the start of the First World War so many men reported to Carlton Barracks in response to the call to arms that the War Office decided to form two second line battalions (2/7th and 2/8th, the original battalions becoming 1/7th and 1/8th).
After the Second World War the headquarters of 45th (Leeds Rifles) Royal Tank Regiment (TA) was established at the barracks as was the headquarters of 269 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. The former regiment evolved to become the 7th (Leeds Rifles) battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment, based at Carlton Barracks, and the latter regiment evolved to become a battery now known as 269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery which is still based at the barracks.
Army Reserve units based at the barracks now include 269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery and 49 (West Riding) Signal Squadron. The barracks are also the home of the Yorkshire Officer Training Regiment and the local branch of the Army Cadet Force as well as Ceres Division, Royal Naval Reserve and the local detachment of the Royal Marines Reserve Tyne.
by Mark Stevenson
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SE3034 : Carlton Barracks, Carlton Gate, Leeds by Mark Stevenson
SE3034 : Carlton Barracks, Carlton Gate, Leeds by Mark Stevenson


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Created: Wed, 11 May 2016, Updated: Wed, 11 May 2016

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