Welcome from Bramcote Station Commander
Foreword by Lt Col Mike Fayers Royal Signals Station Commander
A warm welcome to Bramcote Station. Bramcote Station dates back to World War 2 and over last seventy plus the years has been home to all three services, with each leaving their own mark and character. Today the station is home to a number of units including: 30th Signal Regiment, Regimental Headquarters Queen’s Gurkha Signals, 20 Army Education Centre, a regional Medical and Dental Centre, an Army Cadets detachment, and is home to some 200 Families Quarters for military personnel in the area and a further 450 soldiers.
The Station has a large number of facilities, whose primary purpose is to ensure 30th Signal Regiment is able to meet its operational commitments. However these facilities are also available to families. They include a swimming pool, gymnasiums, sports pitches and tennis courts. In addition there is a thriving Nursery (Peter Pan) offering all day childcare and pre-school classes, a soft-play area for the younger children (in Little Swans), a Youth Club and a Skate Park for the older ones. As well as these, the station has its own Riding Stables offering excellent value for children and an allotment for those with green fingers.
The majority of Families Quarters are inside the barracks and this provides a very safe environment for the children. The remaining Quarters are within a 10 mile radius of the camp. There is a Costa Coffee, Costcutter (with a free cashpoint) and Nepalese shop on camp; hopefully these facilities provide most of the families’ day-to-day needs. The Barracks is close to the M1, M6 and M69 motorways, and much of the country is easily accessible from these main routes.
Community Support on Station is provided by the Unit Welfare Team, and they are the immediate contact for any difficulties you may have. Additionally, the Padre, and our Gurkha Pundit, are always available to provide confidential support when required. The Unit Welfare Team is located upstairs from our Nursery (Peter Pan)-opposite the church and the Medical and Dental Centre. I encourage you to pop in and say ‘hello’ on arrival. A local GP practice kindly holds a family clinic two times a week on camp; negating the need to travel to their surgery in Brinklow. There are a number of good schools in the area, but you will need to book a place for your children as soon as you become aware of your posting. If you have any difficulties with obtaining a place touch base with the Welfare Team as soon as possible.
Lastly, I hope you enjoy your posting to Gamecock Barracks. Please do not hesitate to seek help and advice if required, or to offer ideas on how we can improve life on camp. I look forward to meeting you shortly.