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Military Bases: Security

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 25082, tabled on 1 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2016 to Question 24141, at which military bases unauthorised entries were reported in 2015.

Answered on

9 February 2016

The figures for unauthorised entries to military bases include drones and air balloon flying at low altitude over military sites but do not include failed attempts at unauthorised access. None of these incidents resulted in any significant ramifications for Defence Security.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) treats all unauthorised entries very seriously. They are investigated to a level commensurate with their complexity and impact by Military Police, MOD Police or local constabulary.

The locations of security incidents of this category recorded within the MOD for 2015 are set out below.

Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth (three incidents)

HMNB Devonport


Royal Marine Reserves Unit, Bristol

Priorswood Army Cadet Force Detachment, Taunton

Imjin Barracks, Gloucester

Denison Barracks, Hermitage

Caen Barracks, Hohne

Mansergh Barracks, Gutersloh

Invicta Park Barracks, Maidstone

Imjin Barracks, Gloucester

Allenby Barracks Army Reserve Centre, Bovington

Gibraltar Barracks, Minley

Cherrytree Camp, Colchester

Cwmbran Army Reserve Centre, Cwmbran

Westward House Army Reserve Centre, Grimsby

Westdown Camp, Tilshead

Kinloss Barracks, Kinloss

Kendrew Barracks Cottesmore

Redford Cavalry Barracks, Edinburgh

Fox Barracks Army Reserve Centre, Chester

Gorleston Army Cadet Force Detachment, Gorleston-on-Sea

Livingstone Army Reserve Centre, Livingston

Stanley Barracks, Wareham

Normanby Army Cadet Force Detachment, Middlesbrough

Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth

Tamworth Army Cadet Force Detachment, Tamworth

Merville Barracks, Colchester

Canal Street Army Reserve Centre, Wigan

Batley Army Cadet Force Detachment, Batley

RAF Waddington

RAF Marham

RAF Uxbridge

RAF St Mawgan

RAF Brampton

RAF Lossiemouth

RAF Cosford

RAF Leeming (two incidents)

RAF Akrotiri

MOD Lyneham

DSTL Porton Down Range Area