Redford Barracks

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Redford Cavalry and Infantry Barracks is located on Colinton Road, near the Edinburgh City Bypass, east of the suburb of Colinton in Edinburgh, Scotland.wikipedia
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Colinton

Colinton StationColinton, Midlothian
Redford Cavalry and Infantry Barracks is located on Colinton Road, near the Edinburgh City Bypass, east of the suburb of Colinton in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Between 1909 and 1915, the War Office constructed Redford Barracks to the east of the village.

Harry Bell Measures

Redford Barracks was built between 1909 and 1915 by the War Office and designed by Harry Bell Measures.
He was later the Director of Barrack Construction for the British War Office and was responsible for buildings such as Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, and the new cordite incorporating houses at the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Edinburgh Castle

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The British Army garrison in Edinburgh Castle formally moved out to the barracks in 1923.
In 1905, responsibility for the castle was transferred from the War Office to the Office of Works, although the garrison remained until 1923, when the troops moved to Redford Barracks in south-west Edinburgh.

RAF Kirknewton

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As part of the Future Force 2020 budgetary announcement in July 2011, RAF Kirknewton was to have been developed into a major Army base to host a Multi-Role Brigade Redford and Dreghorn Barracks would become surplus to requirements and were earmarked for disposal under this plan.
As part of the Future Force 2020 budgetary announcement in July 2011, Kirknewton was to have been developed into a major British Army base to host a Multi-Role Brigade and both Dreghorn Barracks and Redford Barracks were earmarked for disposal.

Dreghorn Barracks

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As part of the Future Force 2020 budgetary announcement in July 2011, RAF Kirknewton was to have been developed into a major Army base to host a Multi-Role Brigade Redford and Dreghorn Barracks would become surplus to requirements and were earmarked for disposal under this plan.
* Redford Barracks, located close to Dreghorn Barracks, in Colinton

Royal Scots Greys

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The three-storey Cavalry Barracks (55.9127°N, -3.2419°W), with its tall domed clock-tower, was originally built to house a cavalry regiment, most notably the Royal Scots Greys, with a large annexe of stables and associated outbuildings.

Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry

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The Regimental Headquarters of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry has also been located at the cavalry barracks since 2014.

Administrative structure of the field forces of the British Army

British Army Structure 2020
3rd Battalion, The Rifles in Edinburgh with Foxhound vehicles (to be equipped with Mechanised Infantry Vehicle and move to Catterick in 2021)

Royal Highland Fusiliers

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The regiment was initially based at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh before being deployed to Singapore Lines in Aden in 1960.

Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons)

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The regiment was formed on 7 February 1961 at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, with the amalgamation of 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders and 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

Alan Wilson (bishop)

Alan Wilson
Wilson was born on 27 March 1955 in Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming

Army School of Piping
Founded in 1910 as the Army School of Piping (later renamed the Army School of Bagpipe Music), the School is located at Inchdrewer House near Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, Scotland and is administered by the Infantry Training Centre, it is also affiliated with the Corps of Army Music.

Queen's Guard

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In Edinburgh, the guard is the responsibility of the resident infantry battalion at Redford Barracks.

105th Regiment Royal Artillery

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The regiment was first formed as the 105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) on 1 April 1986 with its Regimental Headquarters at Artillery House, near Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.

51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland

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On 1 April 2002, 51 (Scottish) Brigade took on the regional responsibility for the whole of Scotland, instead of just the Highlands, with its Headquarters at Forthside Barracks in Stirling and its Regional Training Centre situated at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.

Military mascot

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They now live in Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Military history of Scotland

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Regular British Army Garrisons currently operational in Scotland are: Fort George near Inverness; Redford Barracks and Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh; and Glencorse Barracks at Penicuik.

Redford

Thomas Duncan Rhind

At the outbreak of the First World War he was appointed Commandant of Redford Barracks which then partially operated as a prisoner of war camp for German captives.

Carl Hans Lody

Lody spy scandal
When they said that his accent appeared to be "more German than American", he knew it was time to go. He wrote in his letter of 27 September that "the fear of espionage is very great and every day I see some Germans going to Redford Barracks under the escort of a soldier ... It is advisable for me to vanish for a few days, and to change my place of abode. I can only hope that my telegraphic and letter information have duly arrived."

Glasgow Soldiers' Home

Construction was started in 1892, triggering other similar facilities to be built at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh and Barry Buddon outside Dundee.

52nd Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

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The headquarters of 52 Infantry Brigade was located at Edinburgh's Redford Barracks, with some administrative functions located in the New Barrack Block at Edinburgh Castle.