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Welcome from Kineton Station Commander

By SPP Reporter

Welcome to Kineton Station which has been an ammunition depot since its establishment in 1942. The depot was created as an ammunition depot to support operations during WW2 and in particular the D Day Landings. The old Nissan -hutted Marlborough Farm Camp evolved into a modern barracks during the 60s with further changes being completed in the mid 70s. Only the original Garrison Church remains to remind us of the style of early days. In 1969 264 married quarters were constructed. The resulting “new village” was ofcially named as “Temple Herdewyke” which now embraces the whole of the barracks. In 1980 the original ammunition storage facilities in Marlborough Sub Depot underwent signicant modernisation with Edgehill Sub Depot being modernised in 1987.

The major unit in the Station is the Ammunition Technical Support Group (ATSG) which is part of the Defence Munitions/DE&S organisation. The site also houses elements from DEMS Trg Regt, a Troop from 11 (EOD) Regt, Kineton Support Unit, a Medical and Dental Centre and provides Married Quarters to entitled personnel.

The majority of married quarters are located adjacent to the camp in a mixed military/civilian estate. Officer and some Warrant Officer quarters are located inside the Barracks. The Station has a number of facilities which are also available to families. They include the gymnasium, sports pitches, squash and tennis courts. There is a LONDIS Shop on camp which provides basic shopping needs for both families and soldiers. Kineton is close to the M40 which provides links north and south of the country.

Community Support is provided via the Station Welfare Organisation and they are your immediate contact for any difculties you may have. Additionally, the Padre and Ofciating Chaplains are also available to provide condential support when required. The Hive and the Welfare Officers can provide you with all the useful links to: Schooling, Doctor/ Dentist Surgeries and other useful local information.

I hope you enjoy your tour of duty in Temple Herdewyke.

Lt Col WA Davidson - Royal Logistics Corps

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