The Kings Royal Hussars - formed by the amalgamation of The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) and the 14th/20th King's Hussars in 1992 - and The 2nd Royal Tank Regiment are locally recruited Regiments stationed at Tidworth.
Also based at Tidworth are 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (1 RHA) and 19 Regiment Royal Artillery(The Highland Gunners) who operate the awesome AS90, a 155mm Self Propelled gun that can deliver it's ordinance out to nearly 25 Kilometres (that's over 15 miles).
Tidworth is situated in the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire, on the border to Hampshire, and forms one part of the Tidworth, Bulford and Netheravon Garrison. The A303 runs along side Tidworth, making it easy to reach places such as Basingstoke, London, and Reading as well as Southampton, Bournemouth and Exeter. The village of Amesbury is situated 9 miles from Tidworth Camp and just outside Amesbury are the recognised World Heritage sites of Stonehenge and Woodhenge.
Tidworth has a wide range of facilities, most of which are within walking distance. On Station Road, in the Centre of Tidworth, you will find a large Tesco store, hairdressers/ barbers, military supply shops, takeaways, Lloyds Bank, an optician and much more. Along Pennings Road, the main road going through Tidworth, there is a LIDL, Petrol Station, post office and florist.
The Ashdown Family Centre in Drummer Lane (just off Station Road) offers a wide range of activities for parents, carers and their children - from “Stay and Play” sessions to parenting classes, special needs groups and free counselling.
The Tidworth Leisure Centre is situated in Nadder Road, just off Pennings Road, and offers a wide range of activities for all ages. It is equipped with a fitness suite, swimming pool (including flume), tennis courts and squash courts. Also at the Leisure Centre: Café Leisure, the HIVE, Library, Jo Jingles, Caterpillas Day Care (0-5yrs), Community Development Worker, a community hall, Jammie Dodgers After School Club for children from the Clarendon Infant and Junior School, Hairdresser and Purity Beauty salon.
The Windmill Hill Children’s Centre is a Sure Start Children’s Centre, situated on Wylye Road (off Pennings Road), and caters for parents/carers and their children (0-5 yrs). As well as daily activities they offer half term activities and host childminder support groups.
There are several nurseries, crèches and primary schools to choose from, with the nearest secondary schools in Ludgershall (Wellington Academy) or Andover.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to The British Army Website, the HIVE website, and Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.