|Worthy Down Camp|
|Located near South Wonston in Hampshire|
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Occupants||HQ Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) / HQ Defence School of Logistics / HQ Defence School of Policing and Administration / RHQ Adjutant General's Corps / RHQ Royal Logistic Corps|
Worthy Down Camp is a tri-service establishment near Winchester, in Hampshire, England. It forms part of the wider Winchester Garrison and houses the headquarters of the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA), as well as the headquarters of the Royal Logistic Corps and Adjutant General's Corps. DCLPA provides logistic support, policing, guarding, personnel administration and leadership training to all three armed services. The site is north of Winchester, between the villages of South Wonston and Kings Worthy.
An airfield was established here in 1918 for the Royal Flying Corps, and became RAF Worthy Down. In 1939 the airfield was transferred to the Royal Navy and used by the Fleet Air Arm until 1950, then as an engineering training school.
The site was handed over to the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1960 and became home to the Electronic Accounting Development Unit who housed their computer centre with its IBM 705 system there. The computer was used to process the 1961 UK census, which was the first to be processed electronically.
With the merger of the Royal Army Pay Corps into the Adjutant General's Corps in 1992, the site became the headquarters of the Adjutant General's Corps and a training depot for members of the Staff and Personnel Support, Education and Training Services and Army Legal Service branches.
On 9 June 2014 the Ministry of Defence announced that a new £250 million Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration was to be built at Worthy Down, with training facilities and living accommodation for up to 2,000 students and staff. The facility, which brought the training for key support roles for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force onto a single site for the first time, was completed in 2018.
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