Established in 1854, Aldershot has long been seen as the home of the British Army. The garrison was established when the War Department bought land near the village of Aldershot to create a permanent training camp for the British Army. Over time, this camp grew into a military town and continues to be used by the Army to the present day.

Did you know: The Support Command of the British Army has its HQ in Aldershot. The Garrison here plays host to around 70 military units and organisations.