1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment to be based at Kendrew Barracks in Rutland
A British Army battalion is to make Rutland its new home.
The 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, which recently distinguished itself in Afghanistan, will leave Cyprus and move to a new home at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore.
In 2023 they will become a Security Force Assistance Battalion.
The battalion will subordinate to 11th Security Force Assistance Brigade as part of the Army’s Future Soldier initiative to deliver a more lethal, agile and expeditionary Army.
1st Royal Anglians will join several other units in Rutland, including 2nd Royal Anglians and 7 Force Logistics Regiment at Kendrew and the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment.
Alicia Kearns, MP for Rutland, said: "I’m delighted that Rutland will be the new home of 1st Battalion Royal Anglians.
"Their service in Afghanistan earlier this year was beyond exemplary.
"The battalion can be proud to have played its part in Operation Pitting, saving over 15,000 Afghans from a terrible fate.
“Rutland has always had a proud military history, and serving soldiers and veterans enhance our communities enormously.
"I have no doubt that Rutlanders will welcome 1st Royal Anglians with open arms.”