HC Deb 10 August 1920 vol 133 cc205-6

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the total strength of the Army that is kept in the London area at present; can he give the names of the regiments now quartered in the London District; the names of the localities where these men are housed; and if they are all in permanent barracks?


The total strength of the troops in the London District is 737 officers, 9,804 other ranks.

These troops comprise the following regiments in addition to the ancillary services, and they are quartered as shown:

Battalion and Location.

2nd Life Guards, Hyde Park Barracks.

Royal Horse Guards, Regent's Park Barracks.

1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, Tower Barracks.

2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, Wimbledon Huts.

3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, Wimbledon Huts.

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, Chelsea Barracks.

3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, Wellington Barracks.

2nd Battalion Scots Guards, Wimbledon Huts.

1st Battalion Irish Guards, Chelsea Barracks.

"N" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, St. John's Wood Barracks.

The following regiments are under the General Officer Commanding, London District, for training and discipline, but are located in other commands:

1st Life Guards, Windsor Barracks.

2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, Pirbright Huts.

1st Battalion Scots Guards, Windsor Barracks.

1st Battalion Welsh Guards, Warley Barracks.

The battalions located at Wimbledon are, the only troops in temporary hutments.