Following the announcement today by the MOD that the planned closure of Cawdor Barracks in Brawdy will be delayed until 2028, Stephen Crabb MP said,
“I welcome this extension which provides greater clarity for the soldiers and their families based in Pembrokeshire. It is also good news for our local community.
There is no question that Cawdor Barracks is an important strategic asset for the MOD and to the Pembrokeshire economy. A deep bond of affection and respect has developed between our community and the 14 Signal Regiment during the time they have been based at Brawdy. Local people will welcome the fact that the soldiers and their families will continue to be a valued part of Pembrokeshire life for some years to come.
Following my parliamentary debate on the future of Cawdor Barracks in February 2020, I was pleased to welcome the Defence Minister, Jeremey Quinn MP, to Pembrokeshire to see the base for himself and to meet with local soldiers.
This is very positive news today but I will continue to make the case for the Barracks to remain in Pembrokeshire permanently and will be seeking longer-term clarity from the MOD about its future.”