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Brooke Barracks
Originally named von Seekt Kaserne after the German military officer noted for his organisation of the German Army (Reichswehr) during the Weimar Republic. It had originally been built in 1935-6 for the Reichswehr behind the older Schmidt-Knobelsdorf-Kaserne Wavell Barracks), with which it connected. From 1939-45 the von Seekt Kaserne accomodated the 218 Infantry Replacement Regiment. (Infanterie-Ersatz-Regiment 218.) In 1945 the barracks were bordered by Schmidtknobelsdorff Straße, Seeburger Straße and Wilhelmstraße.
Being home to various infantry battalions, Brooke Barracks was located on Wilhelmstraße, Spandau district.
The barracks took its name from Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO.
 
Brooke Barracks (above) 1984, taken from the site near the "Corner Bar" looking towards C/B Coy block. This was during the two years that 1 PWO was stationed there. 
Courtesy of Mr Andrew Kaye.
 
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2nd Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers [assigned Feb 1948]
replaced Feb 1949-2nd Bn Queens Royal Regt [redesignated 1949 as 1st Bn of regiment]
replaced Dec 1949- 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers
replaced Feb 1951- 1 st Bn Kings Liverpool Regt
replaced Jun 1952- 1st Bn Welsh Guards
replaced Mar 1953- 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
replaced May 1954- 1st Bn Royal Lincolnshire Regt
replaced May 1955- 1st Bn Cheshire Regt
replaced Jan 1957- 1st Bn South Lancashire Regt
replaced Jan 1958- 1st Bn Royal lnniskilling Fusiliers
replaced Feb 1959- 1 st Bn Kings Own Scottish Borderers
replaced Apr 1961- 1st Bn Welch Regt
replaced Oct 1963- 1st Bn Somerset &Cornwall LI
replaced Oct 1965- 1st Bn Royallnniskilling Fusiliers
replaced Oct 1967- 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regt
replaced Oct 1969- 2nd Bn Royal Regt of Fusiliers
replaced Jul 1971- 1st Bn DERR
replaced May 1973- 1st Bn KOSB
replaced May 1975- 1 st Bn Royal Regt of Wales
replaced May 1977- 2nd Bn Parachute Regt
replaced Jun 1979- 1st Bn Royal Irish Rangers
replaced Apr 1981- 2nd Bn Royal Regt of Fusiliers
replaced Jun 1983- 1st Bn POWY
replaced Apr 1985- 1st Bn Devon & Dorset Regt
replaced Feb 1987- 1st Bn KOSB
replaced Jan 1989- 1st Bn Light Infantry
replaced Jun 1991- 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders [withdrawn Aug 1993]
 
The following pictures are courtesy of The Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry
  
 
 
 
Brooke Barracks as seen from the road, 1964. 
 
Main Gate - June 2008
Courtesy of Mr Graham de wey Peters, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards  
Courtesy of Mr Graham de wey Peters, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards  
Courtesy of Mr Graham de wey Peters, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards