AN ABINGDON regiment is to be disbanded as part of the Government’s plans to restructure the Armed Services.

Dalton Barracks based 12 Logistic Support Regiment will disband and 3 Logistic Support Regiment will move and be replaced by 27 Theatre Logistic Regiment from Aldershot.

Overall troop numbers will be reduced in Abingdon.

In Bicester, two new regiments will move into St David’s Barracks.

The future of the base has been unclear since last year when the Government announced 23 Pioneer Regiment would be disbanded.

By 2016, 1 Close Support Regiment, returning from Germany, will move to the base, and 241 Signal Squadron will also move into the same barracks by 2014.

Investment in accommodation and technical facilities for troops will also be made at the base.