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Ministry of Defence


Ministry of Defence has unveiled plans for a £167m aircraft maintenance and training facility at RAF Marham in Norfolk by 2018, with the creation of 300 jobs.
11-Apr-2016


Ministry of Defence is to invest £1.1bn in securing the future of jet pilot training at RAF Valley in Anglesey until 2033, with the creation of about 200 jobs across the country.
08-Feb-2016


Ministry of Defence has secured a £500m investment for the upgrade of the HM Naval Base Clyde in Faslane from 2017, securing the future of 6,700 jobs.
02-Sep-2015


Ministry of Defence is to invest £80m in helicopter flight simulator training centres at RAF Odiham in Hampshire and RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset.
04-Jun-2015


Ministry of Defence is planning to build a new army logistics centre at the Donnington site in Telford, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
23-Feb-2015


Ministry of Defence has shortlisted BAe, Burgess Marine and Magma Structures to occupy Portsmouth Naval Base, which could create hundreds of jobs.
02-Feb-2015


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 create a further 120 jobs at the RAF Stafford distribution and storage centre in Staffordshire.
19-Jan-2001


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 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 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 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