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Cawdor barracks to shut and 600 soldiers moving to St Athan

An army base in Pembrokeshire is to close with 600 troops transferred to another site in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced that 14th Signal Regiment would move from its base at Cawdor - formerly Brawdy - barracks, near St David's, to St Athan after 2018.

The UK government is investing £1.8bn in a new basing plan across the UK with £100m being spent in Wales.

BBC Wales parliamentary correspondent David Cornock asked Mr Hammond why 600 troops were being moved from one part of Wales to another.

Army base shuts in defence shake-up

  • 05 Mar 2013