Definition of married quarters in English:

married quarters

plural noun

British
  • Accommodation provided at a military base for married servicemen or servicewomen and their families.

    ‘after Rosie was born, they moved into army married quarters’
    • ‘In 1974 she returned to Biggin Hill, where a road in the RAF married quarters was named after her.’
    • ‘In today's report, the MPs say that some of the problems, notably the poor state of many married quarters, are longstanding.’
    • ‘He was well-liked throughout the Battalion and the married quarters, being a dedicated family man.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the provision of married quarters and accommodation for servicemen and women has been a disgrace.’
    • ‘He was stationed at the old Royal Victoria Hospital, where he and his wife lived in married quarters.’
    • ‘She said she thought the Ministry of Defence was being unfair, especially as there were married quarters standing empty.’
    • ‘The flats will be built in blocks of up to four and five storeys, on a site which used to house married quarters and army offices.’
    • ‘Once married, you were given married quarters and a rise in pay in recognition of your increased financial responsibilities.’
    • ‘Captain Kenney said that during the past two years 22 men had left the department due to lack of married quarters.’
    • ‘He pointed out that the last government raised £1.6 billion by selling off married quarters, of which only £100 million was reinvested in forces' accommodation.’