Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, has welcomed a written statement making clear the position of the Welsh Government that the 160 Infantry Brigade Headquarters should remain in Brecon.
The statement outlined that the Welsh Government would push for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to maintain its current presence in the town, as well as working with the MoD to see a “significantly increased number of service personnel” stationed in Wales.
Commenting, Kirsty Williams said:
“The Welsh role within the British Armed Forces is essential to our national identity. The Army presence in Brecon is a hugely valuable feature of life in our town; the service personnel, MoD staff and military families all make an important contribution to our community and to the local economy.
“I am pleased that the Welsh Government is committed to working with the MoD to continue to put pressure on the UK Government to maintain the Headquarters base in Brecon and to expand the military presence across Wales.”
The statement can be found here: https://beta.gov.wales/written-statement-defence-estate-and-military-presence-wales