The Stafford area includes military facilities at the following locations:
and the main married quarter areas are:
Beacon Barracks within the village of Hopton for officers.
Other ranks are at Beaconside, half a mile from the barracks. For allocations contact the Housing Information Centre
MOD Stafford is situated in the West Midlands to the north of Stafford in the heart of surrounding countryside. If travelling on the M6, exit at Junction 14 and follow the A34 until you get to a second traffic island, go straight over and follow the A513 (signed Uttoxeter) for approximately one mile. At the traffic lights continue on and MOD Stafford is about 100 metres further down on the left. Stafford town is a 5 minute drive away (or about 20 minutes on foot).
It has a variety of High Street stores, an indoor market, leisure centre, Ten Pin Bowling, cinema, theatre, library, Job Centre and various pubs and places to eat.
Children and Education
There are a number of Independent Schools in the area, some offering MoD Discount.
Transport and Travel
Arriva Bus Company operates from local area, including a school bus service. Travel Line information can be obtained.
Stafford Railway Station is situated on Station Road, just off Newport Road (A518).
Birmingham, East Midlands and Manchester airports are all easily accessible from Stafford.
Medical and Dental
All Service Personnel: Station Medical Centre All Service Personnel: Station Dental Centre Civilian: Beaconside Surgery, Stafford Browning Street Surgery, Stafford Emergency NHS dental treatment: Stafford Central Clinic. Stafford General Hospital A& E, Weston Road, Stafford 01785 257731.
Sports and Leisure
Shopping and Tourism
Stafford town centre has a wide range of high street stores. There is an indoor market and supermarkets include Asda, Iceland, Tesco and Sainsburys. There are a number of out of town retail parks.