United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Staffordshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
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
24 July 2004
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2007
Foreseen end date


500 civilian workers at a Ministry of Defence (MoD) base in Stafford will lose their jobs when a distribution centre that was part of the base shuts in December. The closure is due to the Army taking over the base from the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Army will use the base for the provision of secure communications between soldiers on the battlefield. Some workers have already had their jobs transferred to the MoD base in Donnington, Shropshire. John Wilson, of the PCS union, said its members believed the base should stay open but were resigned to it closing. They had staged an unsuccessful two-year campaign for the government to change its mind.


  • 11 April 2007: BBC News


Eurofound (2004), Ministry of Defence, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65233, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65233.