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Deepcut - Blackdown

South Minden Barracks, Dettingen Barracks, Alma Barracks, Frith Barracks 
Date of construction c1903

  • Minden (artillery) - August 1759
  • Seven Year War Dettingen (infantry) - June 1743 War of Austrian Succession
  • Alma (infantry) - September 1854
  • Crimean War Frith? - First World War?

These barracks were built to house two brigades of artillery and two battalions of infantry. They were first occupied in the early months of 1903.

With the advent of air warfare and anti-aircraft operations in the First World War 1914 - 1918, Frith Barracks were built to house an anti-aircraft brigade of three batteries Royal Artillery, a Searchlight Battalion Royal Engineers, and a Royal Signals Company.

Alma and Dettingen Barracks were rebuilt in the 1930s and have recently been demolished for private housing.