HC Deb 09 November 1961 vol 648 c89W
68. Mr. B. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the accommodation provided in Meeanee Barracks, Colchester, for officers, warrant officers, sergeants and men, respectively; and what is the number of married quarters for officers, warrant officers, sergeants, and men, giving separate figures for each category.

Mr. Profomo

Following is the information:

Barrack accommodation Meeanee Barracks
Officers 21
Warrant Officers/Sergeants 30
Rank and File 540

Warrant officers and sergeants are not differentiated in respect of barrack accommodation, nor are warrant officers, sergeants or rank and file in respect of married quarters. Married quarters are not allocated by barracks, but on a garrison basis, according to the needs of the units posted there. There are at present 162 quarters for officers and 573 for other ranks.

Ministry of Supply/ War Office Air Ministry Admiralty Total
1. Bayonets 691,404 114,058 805,462
2. Rifles 904,638 132,430 1,037,068
3. Pistols and revolvers 262,654 56,378 319,032
4. Carbines 2,208
5. Shotguns, etc. 238 281 519
6. Browning machine guns 2,832
7. 303 ammunition 400 rounds
8. Military aircraft 132 288 420
9. Small vessels 112

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