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Army Training Centre, Pirbright

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Type  Training Centre
In use  1875-Present
Owner  Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Year built  1875
Built for  War Office
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The Army Training Centre (ATC) at Pirbright in Surrey, provides Phase 1 military training for elements of the British Army.


Map of Pirbright, UK


In 1875 the War Office acquired 3,070 acres (12.4 km2) of Pirbright's heath which is the southern end of the north-south range of sand hills in Surrey heath, known as Chobham Ridges. It established rifle ranges, a training depot and 'encampment' for the Brigade of Guards here. Many of the current buildings date to the 1950s with significant extension to buildings in the 1970s. There are separate barracks in the complex, Alexander Barracks is the home of the Army Training Regiment, Pirbright, Elizabeth Barracks is the base of 1st Battalion the Welsh Guards, whilst Household Division and Parachute Regiment Centralised Courses (HDPRCC) is at Brunswick Lines.


The ATC provides basic training for all recruits for the Army Air Corps, the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Royal Corps of Signals, the Royal Logistic Corps, the Adjutant General's Corps, the Royal Army Medical Corps, the Royal Engineers, the Royal Armoured Corps and the Intelligence Corps.


Army Training Centre, Pirbright Wikipedia

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