Alan welcomes Cottesmore plans


10 November 2011

Alan today welcomed the announcement from the Ministry of Defence that the Army will be arriving in Cottesmore a year ahead of schedule, in July 2012.

In a letter from the Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey, Alan was told of the plans to move the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglican Regiment of over 600 troops from Cyprus to Cottesmore next July. This will be followed with the arrival in 2013 of a further 450 service personnel from 7 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps by Summer 2013.

Alan said: ‘It is good news that the Army are coming to Cottesmore. Seeing the details confirmed like this is very reassuring. We’ll get the Anglian Regiment in 2012 and the Logistics core in 2013. Rutland will get ready to welcome them warmly when they arrive.’

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