Wiltshire

Soldiers move into revamped barracks on Salisbury Plain

Army families have begun moving into their newly renovated barracks at Bulford Camp in Wiltshire.

About 260 homes were gutted, re-wired and re-furbished with new fixtures and fittings at a cost of around £11m.

Garrison Commander Col Paddy Tabor said: "When the serviceman or woman is away they know their family is properly looked after back home, so they don't need to worry about that aspect."

Homes were revamped in New Ward Road, Irish Estate and Australian Estate.

The project began in March 2009.

L/Cpl James Hernansez, of 4th Battalion the Rifles, said: "I'm an infantry soldier and when we're out on ops we don't have the benefit of being able to phone home everyday or use computers - we're out on the front line.

"We want to know our families are safe and secure with as little drama as possible."