United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales; Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Location of affected unit(s)
St Athens
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 June 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Ministry of Defence has announced that 500 jobs are to be cut at the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) at St. Athan, South Wales. The decision to move Tornado aircraft maintenance work away from the facility is the reason for job cuts at the plant. The Amicus union says they are disappointed that the MoD made the job loss announcement as Amicus has been leading the campaign against the decision to remove repair work on Tornado jets from DARA and have warned it would result in the loss of 500 skilled jobs. The previous MOD transfer of Harrier maintenance work out of the DARA has already cost 500 jobs.


  • 15 June 2005: AMICUS Web Site


Eurofound (2005), Defence Aviation Repair Agency, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61766, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61766.