More troops for Salisbury Plain

Salisbury Plain will be the largest of seven major bases around the UK. It's expected the majority of troops will be back by the end of 2016 - four years earlier than expected.

Thousands of troops to be based around Salisbury Plain

The Ministry of Defence has announced a huge boost to Wiltshire's economy today as it confirmed that thousands of troops returning from Germany would be based around Salisbury Plain.

An extra three thousand will be moved to the county- together with their families. They're due to arrive over the next six years. Robert Murphy has this report:

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Thousands of troops to be re-located in Wiltshire

Troops are returning from Germany four years earlier than expected Credit: ITV West

The Ministry of Defence has announced a huge boost to Wiltshire's economy today as it confirmed that thousands of troops returning from Germany would be based in the county.

An extra three thousand will be moved to the county, together with their families. They're due to arrive over the next six years. It will make Salisbury Plain the biggest of seven UK army bases.