Tag Archives : Royal Marines


Loss of Devonport-based ships would hit region’s economy hard

Threatened cuts to two Devonport-based assault ships would inflict a body blow to Plymouth’s economy, a new study has revealed. The loss of HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could hit the 968 jobs they provide directly through military and Babcock engineering personnel, which is equivalent to eight per cent of the total Navy Base workforce […]


Council leader calls for rethink on leaked plans to cut Devonport ships

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer is calling for the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary to re-think leaked proposals to cut-Devonport based amphibious ships. Councillor Bowyer has written to Theresa May and Michael Fallon MP warning that potential plans to decommission HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark could have a serious impact on the city’s economy. […]


Council leader calls for Stonehouse based Marines to be relocated within Plymouth

Plymouth City Council leader Ian Bowyer is calling for the Government to urgently guarantee that 750 Royal Marines will be relocated within the city when it closes Stonehouse Barracks. Councillor Bowyer says the economic impact on the city of losing the marines from the city could be more than £522 million over the next 25 […]