ⓘ Clive Barracks

                                     

ⓘ Clive Barracks

The barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF Ternhill airfield, in 1976: they were initially named Borneo Barracks before being renamed Clive Barracks after Major-General Lord Clive who had been born in Shropshire. Some of the early units to use the site were the Queens Lancashire Regiment who moved there in 1980 and the Royal Welch Fusiliers who moved there in 1984.

On 20 February 1989, two Ira terrorists activated two bombs in the barracks at tern hill. At the time of the 2nd battalion the parachute regiment, who arrived in 1987, and the 1st battalion, Duke of Wellington regiment, who arrived in 1989 was located on the station. Sentries spotted two men behaving suspiciously and raised the alarm, the barracks were evacuated shortly before, so the bomb will be blown up to prevent the loss of life. One of the houses was destroyed in the explosion, which reportedly was heard 20 mi 32 km away in Shrewsbury). The bombers fled in a car theft from a house down the road from the barracks.

Since 2007, the barracks was the home of 1 Royal Irish regiment.