International Military Removals
As a long-established company, Safepac has extensive experience of organising military removals, going right back to its founding in 1967. Based in Suffolk, near the large airbase at Mildenhall, we have specialised from the start in arranging international removals for service personnel, together with their families. We serve the UK military and US forces, while our military relocation service also takes in moves to other countries across Europe and in other parts of the world.
We will ensure that the international shipping involved goes smoothly and track all goods right through to their destination. As the leading providers of removal services for the US air force within Europe, we have all the skills and training needed to organise every aspect of military moves. Safepac can arrange shipping from the UK to the USA, as well as shipping from the USA to the UK for those travelling in the other direction.
Military Removal Service
Safepac's reputation for organising military removals is a testament to the high standard of service provided not just to Army, Air Force or Navy personnel, but also to our customers in general. The company is on a list of suppliers approved by the UK and US military, which means that every aspect of our operations has been closely scrutinised.
Since military moves are funded by public money, a firm organising this type of removals is subject to scrutiny at all times. Both value for money and the quality of service are constantly put under the spotlight. As a contractor to the military, we are subject to unannounced inspections and our staff have CRB checks carried out. All of this makes us the first choice not just for the military, but also for house removals and company relocations, whether within Suffolk, elsewhere in the UK, or overseas.
When arranging military removals, our highly-trained staff provide a packing service to ensure that all items are securely wrapped for their journey. This includes specialist possessions such as kit. We monitor the whole moving process closely from start to finish and will track all items on their way to their destination. The goods will be securely delivered to the new home of the service personnel concerned.
We always advise and help our customers with paperwork and customs regulations, and this service is also available to the military. In the case of service personnel moving to the UK from the USA, Europe or any other foreign destination, we will ensure that all necessary documents are filled out well in advance. Safepac tracks goods right through their journey into the UK. We also unpack your boxes on arrival at your new home, ensuring you are fully happy with the whole removals service, and, again, help with all the associated paperwork.
Storage facilities can often be especially important for military families travelling to the UK. This particularly applies if they have to spend time in temporary accommodation when they first arrive, before moving into housing on or off-base. We can arrange for goods to be stored in our own warehouses at Mildenhall. Alternatively, if storage is needed for a longer period, this is available at our sister company, self-storage firm HomeStore, which has premises in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. It offers varied room sizes and a high level of security, including intruder alarms and CCTV.
Suffolk's Military Heritage
Suffolk and East Anglia are areas which have a strong military heritage. During the Second World War, the “Friendly Invasion” saw many thousands of US pilots based in the region, alongside their British counterparts. There were 32 military airfields operating in the county alone over this period, and around 200,000 American personnel served across the whole of East Anglia.
Following the war, although many bases were closed, the 8th Air Force continued to have a strong presence in the area and it has two large twin bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath, near Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. The Americans moved out of their other twin bases at Bentwaters and Woodbridge in East Suffolk in the early 1990s. However, the Woodbridge site is still in use, with the UK Army now based there, alongside their site at Wattisham, which is also home to search and rescue helicopters. RAF Honington is another military site in the area.
Many service personnel based in the area have to travel to other parts of the world, and Safepac can be relied on to organise moves as and when required.
As a result of its military removals experience, Safepac has also built up a strong reputation for organising removals to the USA in general. We carry out moves there regularly, at least two or three times a week, and can provide shipping to all parts of America, as well as across Europe and to other parts of the world. Contact us for an initial quote and to find out how we can help you to relocate your home or business.
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