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Base could house more regiments
Two more army regiments could move into Stafford's Ministry of Defence (MoD) base as part of new government plans.

The Beaconside site could host the 102 Logistic and 1 Signal brigades if they return to Britain from Germany.

Armed Forces minister Bob Ainsworth said the troops may join the 450 soldiers being sent to Stafford as part of the 22 Signal Regiment.

The RAF is moving out of the town after 65 years and the base is being taken over by the Army.

Mr Ainsworth also revealed proposals to relocate other cadet and Territorial Army units to the town.

He added that the Stafford base, which could be renamed Beacon Barracks, could also be used as a temporary location for vehicle storage.

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