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Four Army bases to be closed

Four Army bases in the UK are to be shut as part of the announcement of a speeded-up return of all 11,000 troops from Germany. The Defence Secretary said it would save £240m a year as soldiers are moved into "clusters" in key locations.

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Defence Secretary confirms plans to close bases

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed plans to press ahead with the closure of:

  • Howe Barracks in Canterbury
  • Claro Barracks, in Ripon, North Yorkshire
  • Craigiehall Barracks in Edinburgh
  • Cawdor Barracks in Brawdy in Pembrokeshire
  • Elements of Redford Barracks, Edinburgh; Forthside Barracks, Stirling; and Copthorne Barracks, Shrewsbury

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