Army

Britain's grandest base? The Commando Gunners' castle on the hill

Forces News were welcomed into 'The Citadel' in Plymouth as the Commando Gunners celebrate 60 years.

Forces News has paid a visit to the Commando Gunners  – 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery – in their Plymouth home as they prepare to turn 60.

'The Citadel' is a unique base on a hill, surrounded by embattlements and originally built to keep out Dutch invaders.

The Commando Gunners were born in 1962 when 29 Field Regiment Royal Artillery was chosen to re-role – offering Army firepower to the Royal Marines.