General Information


Altcar Training Camp comprises Small Arms Ranges and three separate Dry Training Areas up to section level tactics including accommodation. The camp covers 250 hectares (620 acres) of beaches, sand dunes, fields and small woods.

The camp has a capacity of 697 beds including VIP accommodation.

For full details of facilities including ranges, dry training facilities, sports and catering, visit the relevant pages on this website or download the information leaflet available to the right of this page.

Altcar Training Camp Annual Bidding Conference

Altcar Training Camp holds a bidding conference for the following year’s accommodation and range allocations annually. This is held in October of each year.

All units wanting their accommodation and range bids to be considered for the following year must have their completed JSP 907 forms to the Camp HQ no later than the 31 Aug. JSP 907 forms received after 31 Aug will be addressed after the conference and this may result in limited availability.

The Red Rose

The Red Rose is situated in the Main Camp to the rear of the Sefton Mess and is open to all visiting units. The Red Rose is run by Sodexo retail and comprises a bar and shop/café. The bar is open Monday – Sunday, 1900hrs to 2230hrs (2300hrs Friday & Saturday). The shop/café is open Monday – Sunday 0800hrs to 1000hrs (closed Friday AM), and Monday – Sunday 1800hrs to 2200hrs.

Anyone under the age of 18 will not be served with or consume alcohol on the premises. The club consists of three separate areas, ideal for Other Ranks, SNCOs and Officers.

* All Cadets are to be supervised by adult instructors at all times. Under no circumstances are cadets to socialise with personnel of Adult Units. Cadets must vacate the premises no later than 2200hrs.

Please note that opening times may vary dependant on range and camp use. If you require the club open on Friday morning or Sunday evening, notification is needed.

The Sodexo Retail Manager can be contacted on 0151 929 4943

Mobile Canteen

A mobile canteen is available on request through the Red Rose Club. Please be aware that the sole selling rights for food and drink on Altcar Training Camp are with the Red Rose Manager. This being the case Units are advised not to bring such items with a view to selling them on Camp. This does not include the Officers and Sergeants Mess areas.

Reserve Forces
Cadets