1,000 military personnel made redundant by Ministry of Defence

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By ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship

The MoD will today send out redundancy notices to more than a thousand military personnel.
The MoD will today send out redundancy notices to more than a thousand military personnel. Credit: PA

The MoD will today send out redundancy notices to more than a thousand military personnel.

More than a quarter of those being notified are being made to leave against their wishes.

It is the culmination of the fourth and final trance of military job losses announced since 2011.

Commanders will notify 1,060 individuals this morning that their role is no longer required by the Ministry of Defence.

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It is lower than the estimate of 1,505 announced in January.

72% of the redundancy notices are going to those who applied voluntarily.

Broken down by service, today's decision affects 995 members of the Army, 55 RAF personnel and 10 members of the Royal Navy.

Since 2011 - following the most recent Strategic Defence Review - 12,130 personnel have been made redundant by the MoD.