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11 June 2014 | Paul Snell
The Ministry of Defence is to spend £250 million on a college to provide training in logistics for all three branches of the UK armed forces.
The Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration will provide teaching on supply, transport, catering and human resources.
The college will be built in Worthy Down in Hampshire, and will bring together the operations of the Defence Maritime Logistics School at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, and the RAF Supply and Movements Training Wing based at RAF Halton.
The MoD has awarded a contract to Skanska for the construction of the site, which will also provide accommodation for 2,000 students and staff. It is expected to be completed by 2018, and will also host a public museum for the Royal Logistics Corps.
“The new college will ensure our servicemen and women have state-of-the-art training with great accommodation in which to live and learn,” said defence minister Andrew Murrison. “By co-locating activities for all three services we are improving efficiency and saving taxpayers’ money by making the best use of the defence estate.”