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Meeanee Barracks, Colchester

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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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.

Following is the information:

Barrack accommodation Meeanee Barracks
Warrant Officers/Sergeants30
Rank and File540
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 OfficeAir MinistryAdmiraltyTotal
1. Bayonets691,404114,058805,462
2. Rifles904,638132,4301,037,068
3. Pistols and revolvers262,65456,378319,032
4. Carbines2,208
5. Shotguns, etc.238281519
6. Browning machine guns2,832
7. 303 ammunition400 rounds
8. Military aircraft132288420
9. Small vessels112