Medal Office + Casualty Centre to Relocate From Gloucester?

Interesting Article on the front of last nights Gloucester evening paper (Echo)


HUNDREDS of jobs look set to go at RAF Innsworth.

The Service Personnel and Veterans Agency wants to relocate its employees to Gosport or Norcross, near Blackpool, by May 2009. ...

The SPVA employs about 200 civilian and military staff at Innsworth who are responsible for recording service history, distributing medals and processing casualty information. Nationwide it employs about 2,700 people across four bases in Glasgow, Gosport, Norcross and Innsworth.

Communications Officer David Crozier said the 40-strong medal department and would move 170 miles to Norcross, with the rest being located 115 miles away to Gosport. ...

An MoD spokesman said: "This is one of a number of options that is under consideration and as such no decision has been made on the future location of the SPVA.

"Any decision to leave Innsworth would be subject to full consultation with the relevant Trade Unions."

Is this the right option?

Medal Office to be built at Innsworth

Given that we are still fighting two wars and the facilities only moved to Innsworth less than 3 years ago this is an interesting time to relocate the casualty section to say the least.

But then again the SPVA gave us JPA , so service personnel & their families are not their first priority!

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