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Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans by the Ascent consortium to relocate RAF and Royal Navy basic training from RAF Linton in North Yorkshire to Anglesey.
30-Oct-2014

Ministry of Defence is planning to relocate its rehabilitation centre from Surrey to a new £300m facility at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire by 2017.
10-Jul-2014

Ministry of Defence is to invest £150m at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth, in order to refuel the nuclear submarine fleet.
10-Mar-2014

Ministry of Defence is to invest £226m in a pilot and ground crew training facility at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, with the creation of 300 jobs.
07-Mar-2013

The Ministry of Defence is to close Claro Barracks in Ripon, Howe in Canterbury, Craigiehall in Edinburgh and Cawdor in Pembrokeshire, in order to relocate to seven new Army hubs.
06-Mar-2013

The Ministry of Defence is to award new contracts worth £4.3bn in 2014 for the outsourcing of facilities management at sites across the country.
26-Nov-2012

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to relocate its UK Nato Codification Bureau and up to 50 jobs from Glasgow to Bristol.
04-Sep-2012

The Ministry of Defence is working with the Duke of Westminster on a £300m proposal to create a rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers and civilians at Stanford Hall near Loughborough by 2018.
03-Jan-2012

The Ministry of Defence is to shed 440 civilian jobs at regional sites in Edinburgh, Aldershot and Shrewsbury, but 104 jobs will be created at a new Army support centre in Aldershot.
07-Dec-2011

The Ministry of Defence is to close Arborfield Garrison in Berkshire by 2015, and 3,500 new homes could be built on the site.
18-Apr-2011

The Ministry of Defence is to shed about 2,000 civilian jobs over the next three years, and a new Defence Business Services unit will deliver savings in areas such as HR and finance.
23-Mar-2011

The Ministry of Defence is to close its three sites in Bath by 2013, in order to relocate 1,400 staff to Abbey Wood in Bristol.
14-Mar-2011

The Ministry of Defence has agreed a £25m deal with Rolls-Royce Power Engineering to set up a new facility in Torpoint to train sailors how to transfer sea supplies.
07-Mar-2011

The Ministry of Defence is to shed about 5,000 jobs from the Army, 3,300 from the Royal Navy and 2,700 from the RAF.
03-Mar-2011

The Ministry of Defence has selected the Soteria Consortium as the preferred bidder to provide helicopter search and rescue services from 2012, with the relocation of facilities from HMS Gannet at Prestwick to Glasgow Airport.
11-Feb-2010

The Ministry of Defence is to create more than 130 civilian jobs at a new headquarters for the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps at the former RAF Innsworth site in Gloucestershire.
04-Feb-2010

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to close RAF Cottesmore in Rutland, in order to transfer the Harrier fast jet fleet to RAF Wittering.
16-Dec-2009

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to close the Defence Storage & Distribution Agency depot at Ashchurch in Gloucestershire, with the relocation of up to 400 jobs to Donnington, Shropshire.
14-Dec-2009

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to privatise parts of the Defence Storage & Distribution Agency, in order to make savings of up to £700m over 20 years.
07-Dec-2009

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to shed about 340 jobs at its military aircraft maintenance base at St Athan in Glamorgan by June 2013.
02-Dec-2009

The Ministry of Defence is to shed about 125 jobs at the missile test firing ranges operated by QinetiQ on the Western Isles.
18-Jun-2009

The Ministry of Defence is to close the Fremington army camp in North Devon in October, with the loss of nine of the remaining 12 jobs.
01-Jun-2009

The Ministry of Defence has unveiled proposals for the £150m conversion of RAF Wyton near Cambridge into a major intelligence gathering centre, with up to 1,600 staff moving in by 2013.
30-Apr-2009

The Ministry of Defence has agreed a £450m contract with BAe Systems to support the RAF's Typhoon fighter jets, which will create up to 150 jobs at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
05-Mar-2009

The Ministry of Defence is planning to build an energy-from-waste plant at the naval base in Portsmouth, in order to cut energy bills and supply electricity to ships.
03-Feb-2009

The Ministry of Defence is to close the control centres at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey and RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire by 2014, with the loss of up to 37 jobs.
30-Oct-2008

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to sell off the former RAF airbase at Machrihanish in Kintyre with the loss of 20 facilities management jobs.
08-Oct-2008

The Ministry of Defence has unveiled plans to set up a £25m Defence Equipment & Support office with 600 staff at Filton in Bristol within two years.
03-Oct-2008

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to relocate the acquisition activities of Defence Equipment & Support and 1,600 jobs from Bath to Bristol by 2012.
21-Jul-2008

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to develop a £200m medical base at Whittington Barracks in Lichfield by 2010, and the site will eventually house up to 2,000 military and civilian personnel.
17-Jul-2008

The Ministry of Defence is to relocate the Red Arrows aerial display team and 100 personnel from RAF Scampton to RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire in 2011.
22-May-2008

The Ministry of Defence is to relocate 230 Squadron and 600 staff from RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland to RAF Benson in Oxfordshire by the end of 2010, with the loss of up to 100 of the 420 civilian jobs at the County Antrim site.
28-Apr-2008

The Ministry of Defence is to increase the civilian workforce at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire from 350 to 1,000 over the next four years, in order to expand the site's aircraft engineering facilities.
23-Apr-2008

The Ministry of Defence is planning to relocate two army units from Germany to RAF Cosford in Shropshire in 2013, which would create up to 300 jobs.
04-Feb-2008

The Ministry of Defence is to relocate a further 600 jobs from sites across the country to its Abbey Wood headquarters in Stoke Gifford, Bristol, and will start building a new 100,000 sq ft office block in the spring.
18-Jan-2008

The Ministry of Defence is planning to close eight military distribution centres in Bulford, Catterick, Chilwell, Colchester, Llangennech, Longmoor, Shorncliffe and Stirling.
13-Dec-2007

The Ministry of Defence has won planning permission from West Berkshire Council to build a small-scale weapon components factory at the AWE site in Burghfield.
16-Nov-2007

The Ministry of Defence is said to be considering plans to shed up to 9,000 of the 28,000 in its procurement and logistics unit over the next four years.
05-Nov-2007

The Ministry of Defence is planning to shed about 1,000 civilian jobs at its headquarters in London and relocate a further 800 jobs to other sites by 2010.
24-Oct-2007

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to relocate the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency and up to 200 jobs from RAF Innsworth in Gloucestershire to Gosport or Norcross, near Blackpool, by May 2009.
16-Oct-2007

The Ministry of Defence is to create up to 130 jobs at the Army Base Repair Organisation in Telford by the end of the year.
09-Oct-2007

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to re-deploy 3,500 soldiers and their families to Salisbury Plain, with a new training vehicle fleet base being created in Warminster.
08-May-2007

The Ministry of Defence is planning to build a new multi-million pound Army headquarters for the 250 staff at its Craigiehall site near South Queensferry.
08-Mar-2007

The Ministry of Defence and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency are in discussions with four consortia about plans to outsource coastal search and rescue operations, including the provision of helicopters and the maintenance of 12 coastguard sites.
19-Feb-2007

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to build a new defence training academy at St Athan in South Wales, with the creation of 4,000 jobs, having awarded a £16bn contract to the Metrix consortium.
18-Jan-2007

The Ministry of Defence has appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to advise on a possible search for 100,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space in Birmingham for the Medical Defence Agency.
21-Dec-2006

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £6bn private finance initiative contract to the Ascent consortium of VT Group and Lockheed Martin to outsource the training of military pilots over the next 25 years.
04-Dec-2006

The Ministry of Defence has selected the Whittington Barracks in Lichfield as the preferred location for a £80m medical accommodation project, in order to centralise 1,300 military and civilian personnel.
31-Aug-2006

The Ministry of Defence is transferring a shipbuilding order from Tyneside to the Clyde, casting doubt on the future of 200 jobs at the Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend.
17-Jul-2006

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to create a new base for the Army's 22 Signals Regiment at the former RAF Stafford site, and 570 military staff will be stationed there.
16-Jun-2006

The Ministry of Defence is to shed 1,100 civilian jobs in Northern Ireland and close a further three Army bases.
11-May-2006

The Ministry of Defence is to announce plans to set up a new military academy to provide training for 10,000 non-commissioned officers, and is considering sites at St Athan in South Wales and Cosford in the West Midlands.
13-Mar-2006

The Ministry of Defence is to shed 67 jobs at its depot in Crombie, Fife, over the next 12 months, as part of a plan to transfer explosives processing and storage to other sites in Scotland.
02-Mar-2006

The Ministry of Defence is planning to close the HM Mooring Depot at Pembroke Dock with the loss of 38 jobs, as part of the reorganisation of its marine services contracts.
08-Feb-2006

The Ministry of Defence is to reorganise its defence repair and maintenance services, with the loss of almost 2,000 jobs in St Athan, Fleetlands, Donnington, Warminster and Colchester.
09-Nov-2005

The Ministry of Defence is to close the Saxa Vord RAF radar station at Unst in the Shetlands next year, with the loss of 100 jobs.
25-Jul-2005

The Ministry of Defence is to close the Defence Stores & Distribution Centre in Llangennech near Llanelli by 2008, with the loss of 190 jobs, while 140 jobs will be lost at Longtown in Cumbria.
25-Jul-2005

The Ministry of Defence is to relocate the Personnel & Training Command from RAF Innsworth in Gloucestershire to RAF High Wycombe, with the expected loss of more than 1,000 civilian and military jobs.
20-Jun-2005

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to shed 300 jobs at RAF Brize Norton, 325 at RAF Cottesmore, 180 at RAF Kinloss, 700 at RAF Lossiemouth, 160 at RAF Leuchars, 230 at RAF Lyneham, 175 at RAF St Mawgan and 125 at RAF Waddington.
14-Mar-2005

The Ministry of Defence is to mothball RAF St Mawgan in April 2007 with the loss of 215 jobs, prompting concern over the future of Cornwall's main airport at Newquay.
11-Mar-2005

The Ministry of Defence is to award a £4bn contract to a consortium led by EDS to revamp its computer infrastructure, which will involve linking about 200 separate systems.
03-Mar-2005

The Ministry of Defence is planning to relocate support services for the Search and Rescue Sea King Helicopters from RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall to Portsmouth, with the loss of 130 jobs.
22-Sep-2004

The Ministry of Defence is to relocate 340 RAF staff from Lossiemouth to RAF Marham in Norfolk, and 50 civilian jobs will be lost.
17-Sep-2004

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £5bn contract to Mowlem and Kellogg Brown & Root to provide construction and maintenance services to the Army at Aldershot and Salisbury Plain.
23-Aug-2004

The Ministry of Defence has selected two consortia led by Babcock and Mowlem to bid for a £500m Defence Estates outsourcing contract to handle facilities management at 50 sites across the east of England.
12-Jul-2004

The Ministry of Defence is seeking a 70,000 sq ft office in Liverpool city centre, in order to relocate staff from Mersey House.
03-May-2004

The Ministry of Defence is planning to close RAF Sealand in Cheshire and downgrade three other bases at Brize Norton, Boulmer and Neatishead, with the loss of up to 450 civilian jobs.
26-Apr-2004

The Ministry of Defence is planning to relocate 6,000 staff from London to Bristol, as part of recently-announced government plans to relocate 20,000 jobs to places such as Yorkshire, Newcastle and Birmingham by 2010.
30-Mar-2004

The Ministry of Defence is close to awarding a £2bn contract for the redevelopment of Colchester Garrison to a consortium of WS Atkins, Sodexho Alliance and Sir Robert McAlpine.
02-Feb-2004

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to revamp the Woodbridge airfield site in Suffolk at a cost of up to £100m, including the construction of new barracks.
23-Dec-2003

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to station hundreds of additional personnel in Lincolnshire, with the relocation of staff to RAF bases at Waddington, Scampton and Coningsby.
12-Dec-2003

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to appoint a new lead contractor for a £6bn programme to produce armoured vehicles for the army.
10-Nov-2003

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £2.5bn contract to EADS to operate and maintain communications satellites, which will create about 500 jobs at sites in Portsmouth and Stevenage.
27-Oct-2003

The Ministry of Defence is planning to close the RAF Lyneham military base in Wiltshire by 2012, unless an alternative use is found for the site, and its work will be transferred to RAF Brize Norton.
07-Jul-2003

The Ministry of Defence is seeking a 40-acre site in Birmingham to build a medical training facility with 2,000 staff, which would involve the relocation of operations from Gosport and Aldershot.
24-Jun-2003

The Ministry of Defence is planning to ask companies to tender for the management of a project to upgrade its IT systems, which could be worth £2bn over five years.
17-Mar-2003

The Ministry of Defence is set to announce plans for a multi-million pound overhaul of the Woodbridge Airfield in Suffolk, in order to locate two regiments at the site.
06-Nov-2002

The Ministry of Defence is preparing a major investment programme for its London sites, including the development of RAF Northolt and Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and the relocation of RAF Bentley's operations.
30-Oct-2002

The Ministry of Defence is to transform the Derring Lines military base in Brecon into a centre of training excellence for the British Army, with the creation of 20 jobs.
03-Oct-2002

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to spend £10bn buying F-35 jump jets to replace the Harrier fleet, which could provide work for up to 8,500 people at UK-based companies.
01-Oct-2002

The Ministry of Defence has selected Carlyle Group as preferred bidder for the £250m auction to acquire an equity stake in defence research business Qinetiq.
04-Sep-2002

The Ministry of Defence is to create up to 700 jobs at RAF Brize Norton by locating the Airbus A400M heavy lift transport aircraft at the Oxfordshire site.
23-Aug-2002

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to close a number of military ranges, with the loss of 300 jobs at Llanbedr and Aberporth in Wales and 100 jobs at Wigtownshire in Scotland.
25-Jul-2002

The Ministry of Defence has allocated £578m of its budget increase for the development of a new computer system for the Armed Forces.
17-Jul-2002

The Ministry of Defence has selected Portsmouth as the future base for two new aircraft carriers, while amphibious assault ships will be based at Devonport, Astute-class submarines at Faslane and Type 45 destroyers at Portsmouth.
03-Jul-2002

The Ministry of Defence has agreed a £300m deal to transfer about 530 civilian jobs at Devonport Naval Base to Devonport Management Limited, the company that manages the dockyard.
20-Jun-2002

The Ministry of Defence is to award a £400m contract to Saab Bofors Dynamics for the supply of anti-tank weapons, which will help create or secure 500 jobs at manufacturing sites across the UK.
22-May-2002

The Ministry of Defence is looking into the possibility of opening up RAF Kinloss and Lossiemouth to commercial passenger flights, as part of a feasibility study being carried out by Strike Command into the commercial potential of bases.
15-May-2002

The Ministry of Defence has sold the 136-acre Aston Down depot near Stroud to Leda Properties for £7.5m for the development of a major distribution hub, and will relocate its staff to other sites around the country.
08-Apr-2002

The Ministry of Defence is to transfer warship maintenance work at the Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth naval bases to Babcock International, DML and Fleet Support, with the loss of up to 750 jobs.
26-Mar-2002

The Ministry of Defence is planning to sell a controlling stake in its Qinetiq defence research laboratories to a single strategic investor later this year, having dropped plans for a flotation.
07-Mar-2002

The Ministry of Defence has selected Paradigm Secure Communications as the preferred bidder to develop a satellite communications system, which will create 240 jobs in Corsham.
04-Mar-2002

The Ministry of Defence is to build a £12m primary health centre at Tidworth in Andover by June 2003, to serve the town's military and civilian community.
18-Jan-2002

The Ministry of Defence is looking to award a £1.4bn contract for the supply of 8,500 off-road trucks, and bids have been invited from Leyland Trucks, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Oshkosh Truck and Stewart & Stevenson.
10-Jan-2002

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a £290m contract to the Fasttrax consortium of King Trailers of Market Harborough, Brown & Root and Oshkosh Truck to provide a tank transporter service with 92 vehicles.
18-Dec-2001

The Ministry of Defence is said to be considering plans to relocate the British Forces Post Office from Mill Hill in Barnet to RAF Northolt near Harrow, which would affect 266 jobs.
24-May-2001

The Ministry of Defence is conducting a review of military accommodation, which could lead to the development of new garrison towns in areas of high recruitment such as the north-east.
09-May-2001

The Ministry of Defence is to sell the RAF Kemble airfield in Gloucestershire to a consortium of local companies for £7m, which is expected to lead to the creation of 200 jobs as more companies are attracted to buildings on the site.
28-Mar-2001

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans for a £40m refurbishment of the Bovington Army barracks in Dorset, which will create civilian jobs in catering, cleaning and contract work.
22-Mar-2001

The Ministry of Defence is to reduce the size of the Defence Storage & Distribution Centre near Bicester with the loss of 200 jobs over the next three years, and similar reductions will take place at sites near Telford and Stafford.
07-Mar-2001

The Ministry of Defence is to create a further 120 jobs at the RAF Stafford distribution and storage centre in Staffordshire.
19-Jan-2001

The Ministry of Defence is to locate a further 150 service jobs at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, in order to create a home for a fleet of four big lift cargo aircraft.
14-Dec-2000

The Ministry of Defence and the Lottery Commission are to fund the £7.5m expansion of the RAF Hendon Museum, which will allow more historic aircraft to be exhibited.
06-Dec-2000

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to base Chinook helicopters at the Royal Naval Air Station in Somerset, which could lead to the creation of up to 900 jobs at Yeovilton.
28-Nov-2000

The Ministry of Defence has awarded shipbuilding orders worth £1.25bn to yards in Belfast, Clydeside and Tyneside, which will create 1,000 new jobs and secure 2,000 existing jobs.
27-Oct-2000

The Ministry of Defence is in preliminary discussions with Babcock International about the possibility of outsourcing the support and maintenance work at the Faslane Trident nuclear submarine base on the Clyde.
07-Aug-2000

The Ministry of Defence is seeking new bids for the £1.7bn Bowman army radio programme, having rejected the current bid from the Archer Communications consortium.
26-Jul-2000

The Ministry of Defence is to appoint a preferred bidder for a £12m project to build an aircraft avionics and maintenance centre at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.
13-Jul-2000

The Ministry of Defence is to downgrade RAF Buchan in Aberdeenshire with the loss of almost 350 jobs, in order to move the air surveillance operation to RAF Neatishead in Norfolk.
18-May-2000

The Ministry of Defence has agreed a £1.65bn 30-year contract for the modernisation and management of its main building in central London with Kvaerner, Amey, Hyder, Innisfree and McQuarie Infrastructure.
08-May-2000

The Ministry of Defence is to ask Alvis, Vickers and foreign manufacturers to compete for a £1.5bn contract to supply the army with 1,000 personnel carriers.
05-May-2000

The Ministry of Defence is planning to relocate the Ships Support Agency and 1,500 jobs from Bath to the Abbey Wood base in Bristol, and a new base for the Defence Logistics Organisation is being created in Bath.
06-Apr-2000

The Ministry of Defence is to close Portsmouth naval base's telephone exchange, which is operated by a British Telecom-led consortium, in order to centralise its exchanges at sites in Kettering, Wakefield, St Helens and Dumbarton.
21-Mar-2000

The Ministry of Defence is to close the Defence Aviation Repair Agency avionics unit at the Fleetlands helicopter repair yard in Gosport, and aims to relocate the 75 staff to other sites.
11-Feb-2000

The Ministry of Defence has received an undisclosed offer from Larkbay of Blairgowrie to buy the redundant RAF Edzell base and turn it into a £30m tourism and leisure complex.
21-Jan-2000

The Ministry of Defence is to approach the private sector about the management of water supply and sewerage at 3,000 of its sites, and the deal could be worth £1bn over 25 years.
09-Dec-1999

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to close the nuclear assembly plant at Burghfield, having awarded a £2.2bn contract to British Nuclear Fuels, Lockheed Martin and Serco to operate facilities of the Atomic Weapons Establishment.
02-Dec-1999

The Ministry of Defence has appointed Marconi Electronic Systems as prime contractor for the £6bn programme to build 12 Royal Navy destroyers, and the work will go to shipyards in Clyde and Southampton.
24-Nov-1999

The Ministry of Defence is considering plans to use private sector companies to own and operate the next generation of Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopters.
23-Nov-1999