|One of the largest RAF stations in the UK. |
In January 2008 building work will commence for a new defence training academy
It will create up to 5000 jobs at St Athan with £14 Billion invested - which in monetary terms is bigger than the cost of hosting the 2012 London Olympic Games
The new training academy will accept its first intakes of recruits in 2012 and will be fully operational in 2017.