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Russian journalist seen filming outside military base in Hermitage

"We take the security of our bases and personnel incredibly seriously"

Charlotte Booth

Charlotte Booth


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18-5209d Denison Barracks

A RUSSIAN journalist was seen filming outside the 77th Brigade’s barracks in Hermitage. 

Timur Siraziev, a journalist for Russia’s Channel One, was seen filming from a vehicle as it passed the barracks on November 21. 

It is also reported that he was seen walking towards one of the entrances while speaking to the camera. 

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "We take the security of our bases and personnel incredibly seriously.

"If a member of the public sees anyone acting suspiciously in or around a military base it should be reported to the police as a matter of urgency."

The 77th Brigade has been located at the Denison Barracks in Hermitage since 2015.

It is a combined Regular and Army Reserve unit that deals with modern warfare using non-lethal engagement. It specialises in using social media and other unconventional forms of warfare.

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  • bruin the bear

    04/12/2018 - 08:08

    They are watching us, we are watching them...


  • I have no name

    03/12/2018 - 19:07

    When asked, Timur said he was visiting historic Hermitage. "The village is focused residentialy on the B4009, 5 miles (8.0 km) north east of Newbury in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is thus surrounded by protected woodlands and undulating fields providing a few elevated viewpoints."


  • Justin S

    03/12/2018 - 18:06

    Love what Gavin Williamson says, but this was the same barracks that pikeys broke in and stole one of the higher officers caravan that was parked in there and wasnt seen again. So how secure is the place ?