Virtual Tour - Pinehurst Barracks

You've made it to the old site of Pinehurst barracks which were located to the North of the RAE and which were demolised in the early 1970s. Built in 1921 the barracks was the base of the 2nd Battalion Royal Tanks Corps from 1921-1939, the Mechanical Warfare Experimental Establishment (MWEE), the 4th Battalion Royal Tanks Corps from 1937-1939 and the Royal Army Service Corps after WW2. Today, Meudon Avenue runs through the former site of the barracks with Rushmoor Borough Council located on the site of the former officers mess. The former Sergeants' mess still stands and houses the Community Centre (Elles Hall), and Pinehurst Cottages also reminds us of the military roots in this area.

Where to now? To the East is the busy Farnborough Road and the former site of Pinehurst corner and Oak Road, with Queensmead and Farnborough Recreation Centre to the South. To the South is the RAE site with its old entrance and the former sites of the Assembly Hall, Castleden Hall, Farley House, and Belgrave House School close by. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.
Demolished - Gone but not forgotten. Image copyright

Click on an image to see how the former site of Pinehurst Barracks has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. 1918 2. 1997 3. 2008 4. 2008
5. 2008 6. 2008

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Image and thumbnail 1 is reproduced courtesy of Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire County Council. Image 2 is reproduced courtesy of Terry Redman, Farnborough Camera Club.

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