United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Donnington, Shropshire, Warminster & Bovington, South West, Colchester, South East and Donnington, West Midllands.
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

1,206 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 November 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2007


It was revealed by Adam Ingram, the armed forces minister that the army vehicle repairs agency will close facilities at Donnington, Shropshire, by March 2007, with the loss of 628 jobs. Its sites at Warminster, Wiltshire, and Colchester, Essex, will also close, with up to 281 redundancies, and a further 107 jobs will be lost at Bovington, Dorset. Up to 210 redundancies will occur across other sites.


  • 9 November 2005: The Guardian


Eurofound (2005), Army Vehicles Repair Agency, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62497, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62497.