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Northern Super Garrison

Catterick Garrison is the British Army's largest training establishment covering 2,400 acres and 20,000 acres of training land. Much of this is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) status - Foxglove Covert.

Catterick Garrison is situated just a few miles west of the A1 road and includes outlying barracks at Catterick Village, Ripon, Dishforth and Topcliffe.

Catterick Garrison - economic powerhouse in the community

Catterick Garrison provides a base for Headquarters 4th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters North East which forms part of 1st (United Kingdom) Division, now headquartered in York.

Catterick is the home for the School of Infantry and Infantry Training Centre, where Phase One and Two training is conducted for every British infantry soldier including Gurkhas.

In recent years an impressive development to create a vibrant town centre, including modern retail outlets, and, in partnership with Richmondshire District Council, new sports and leisure facilities has been completed. This has enhanced the quality of life of an integrated community.

The Richmondshire Walk retail park includes an £11m Tesco supermarket and other well-known high street brands. The Garrison also boasts a Telematic Learning Centre for Darlington College of Technology - the largest of its kind when opened in 1999.  Princes Gate, a new £25 million central shopping and leisure development, opens in September 2015 and includes additional major retail brands, three restaurants, a café, a 60-room Premier Inn and a seven-screen cinema.

Substantial new private housing with provision for a primary school and the former Colburn Barracks has been developed as a business park. There are more than 2,000 married quarters and heavy investment has provided modern new barracks and families living quarters of the highest standards.

There are over 13,000 personnel, military, civilian and their dependants, living and working in the area. They make a huge contribution in terms of economic activity, including Council Tax, and their own personal interaction in local organisations.

HiVES in Northern England

HIVE Information Centres

Catterick, Harrogate, Ouston, Leconfield and York - HiVES are information centres for Forces personnel and their families

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Forces Catterick Community

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