South East England
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The population of Thorney Island is made up entirely of soldiers from 47 Regt RA & 12 Regt RA, and their families. Around 250 families are quartered on the island, with further quarters in Emsworth, Gosport and Chichester. For enquiries about the allocation of quarters on Thorney Island contact the Defence House Executive Housing Information Centre serving the south-east.
The nearest village is Emsworth (1 mile), and Havant (3 miles); the nearest cities are Chichester and Portsmouth (both 9 miles in opposite directions).
The amenities on Thorney Island include a Spar shop, Community Centre, diner (serving hot drinks and snacks daily), crèche, kindergarten, primary school, stables and saddle club, St Nicholas Church, JNCO Bar, beauty salon, Youth Cadets, RA Yacht Club and water sports centre, Army Learning Centre, and a gymnasium with various facilities. The nearest contact house is at Rowner in Gopsport, 10 mins from the M27 and close to local amenities.
47 Fd Regt RA
Telephone/fax: 01243 388 308