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4 Rifles are stationed in Bulford on Salisbury Plain and as a part of the 1st Mechanised Brigade they operate the Bulldog armoured personnel carrier. During a tour of Iraq in 2007 they earned themselves the nickname the Lions of Basra. The Rifles Regiment was formed from the Devon and Dorset Light Infantry, The Light Infantry, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry, and The Royal Green Jackets.
The Royal Military Police (RMP) are responsible for policing the military community worldwide. 158 Provost Company, Royal Military Police can be found in Bulford.
Bulford is situated in the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire and forms one part of Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford Garrison. Bulford lies at the foot of Beacon Hill and the A303 runs along side making it easy to reach such places as Basingstoke, Reading and London as well as Southampton, Bournemouth and Exeter. The village of Amesbury is situated just 3 miles from Bulford Camp and just outside Amesbury are the recognised World Heritage sites of Stonehenge and Woodhenge.
Bulford has a range of facilities which are within walking distance. Bulford shopping precinct has a Spar/NAAFI, post office, electrical store, butchers, military tailors, hairdressers, a café, an Indian and Chinese take away and an Indian restaurant as well as a video rental shop.
The Beeches family centre situated on Bulford Road is a community centre with a range of facilities including a bistro/coffee shop, a conference room, a function room and bar. These are available to hire for christenings etc. There is also a crèche and pre-school, a beautician and unisex hairdressers.
The Haig centre, situated off Bulford Road at the back the Jefferson Estate, is where all the youth activities take place and boasts such facilities as: The Haig Nursery (all day child care), The Getaway Club (after school and holiday care centre for children from Kiwi and Bulford primary schools), The Youth Club (5 to 12 years), Bulford Cubs and Scouts, Parent and Toddler Group, The Thrift Shop and Health House where the midwives and health visitors work from.
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.
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