Local MP Ben Wallace, has pledged to fight to reverse plans to close Fulwood Barracks in 2020.
Speaking after the announcement Mr Wallace said:
"I am deeply disappointed with the announcement. Fulwood Barracks is an important part of the history and culture of Preston and is vital as a link between the local Regiment and the population. The North West recruits over 20% of the armed forces yet we are devoid of bases. It is an especially odd decision given on a couple of years ago the MOD moved back a regular unit of the Royal Medical Corps."
"I am going to take this to the Minister responsible and make a robust case to reject the closure. I shall also be approaching the Duke of York's Regimental Association to ask for their support in battling this move."