A new transition centre based at Hubberston Fort in Milford Haven is set to benefit veterans. The centre, which will be the first of its kind in the world, will be developed by veterans for veterans to support them in their transition from military to civilian life.
Camp Valour, a Community Interest Company established in 2018, has announced that following negotiations with the Port of Milford Haven, the current owners of Hubberston Fort, they intend to carefully restore the nineteenth century fortification.
Speaking of the agreement reached this week, Nicola, Camp Valour’s Chief Operations Officer said:
“We are delighted to have this opportunity, to provide a home for our veterans, it is all the more satisfying to be able to have that home in such a historical military building such as Fort Hubberston, to us Fort Hubberston has stood guarding Milford Haven for over 150 years and is essentially a Veteran in its own right. The project is a huge undertaking but one that we hope will benefit the entire community of Milford Haven, as well as ultimately providing a home for our Armed forces veterans who have served our nation so courageously throughout the years and continue to do so to this day.”
Clare Stowell, Director of Property and Tourism at the Port of Milford Haven, said:
“Hubberston Fort in Milford Haven is an incredibly important and wonderful historical monument. We have always firmly believed that a carefully considered plan was needed to ensure it has a suitable, safe and sustainable future and welcomed ideas on how to give it a new lease of life for future generations. The task ahead cannot be underestimated but they have a fantastic vision, a team with the passion and drive needed to make the project happen, and lots of supporters. We wish them every success.”