£11m investment in Wales

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£11m investment in Wales

Plans have been submitted for a new bespoke facility for reservists to be built in Cardiff Bay.

The £11 Million investment by the Royal Navy will provide a modern 21st century training establishment for the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), Royal Marine Reserve (RMR) and the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) that will meet the aspirations of the UK’s Reserves Forces for the next 50 years.

The project will be delivered by the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Wales (RFCA) in partnership with the Royal Navy and Associated British Ports (ABP), who have offered the Navy a long term lease on the splendid waterfront site.

Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock OBE, The Second Sea Lord, said: ‘I am delighted to announce the development of a Reserve Hub in Cardiff Bay.

“The Royal Navy has a strong connection to South Wales and this investment reflects the Royal Navy’s continued commitment to the area.

“This project reflects the high value we place on our Reserves Forces and an appreciation of the support the South Wales’ communities give to our Armed Forces.”

Anyone interested in joining the Reserves in Wales can search Royal Navy Careers online or call 0345 600 3222.