The Army Foundation College (AFC) is 2 miles from Harrogate, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It is a training college for school-leavers wanting a career in the Infantry, Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Artillery and Royal Logistical Corps. The 50 week course includes military, leadership & initiative and vocational training.
Facilities at the AFC are state-of-the-art and include floodlit astroturf sports pitches, a huge swimming pool, tennis courts, all-weather cricket pitches and nets, a vast sports hall with a modern indoor climbing wall, a high-tech cardiovascular gym, indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, obstacle and high ropes courses, a cinema club, an internet café, a Junior Ranks Club and access to over 50 sports and recreational activities.
There is a NAAFI facility within AFC. The nearest local shops are at Killinghall Moor Estate (1.5 miles) consisting of a Co-op, hairdressers, Post Office, newsagent, and off licence. There is a huge range of shops in Harrogate and further afield in York.
There are two Barracks at Harrogate - Uniacke Barracks (housing the AFC) and Hildebrand Barracks. Unit facilities include a gymnasium (open to all), swimming pool (open to all), Learn Direct Centre, pre-school/crèche, community centre/Mums and Toddlers/youth centre (guides and rainbows), NAAFI shop, café, barbers and cash machines.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to MOD Website, Army website, HIVE website, &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 If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.