FREMINGTON Army Camp is due to close this autumn, with the loss of a dozen jobs - but its training role will continue in North Devon. South West Army spokesman David Harris confirmed to the Gazette that the World War Two camp's accommodation will close,

FREMINGTON Army Camp is due to close this autumn, with the loss of a dozen jobs - but its training role will continue in North Devon.South West Army spokesman David Harris confirmed to the Gazette that the World War Two camp's accommodation will close, with a target date of October 1, and that the infrastructure will be sold.There is a similar situation at the Penhale Camp near Newquay in Cornwall.But no training land would be lost and training would continue in North Devon on Braunton Burrows for both regular Army and Territorial Army personnel. This remained viable and sustainable, he said.The accommodation at Fremington was largely wooden huts dating back to the 1940s and the infrastructure was at the end of its economic life, said Mr Harris. The huts had deteriorated so much that investment was not cost effective to the public purse.Accommodation for those undertaking training in North Devon would now be provided at Okehampton Camp, with personnel moving to Braunton on a needs basis.Some staff would move to RAF St Mawgan, where there was now excess capacity.