Campaigners trying to save the future of three historic Midlands regiments have been staging protests at war memorials across the region.
The units will disappear under Government plans to cut 20,000 jobs in the army. Thousands have signed petitions calling for the decision to be reversed.
Amanda Crowden says as an army wife, she feels it will be difficult for some people who face being made redundant from the Army to get used to civilian life.
Silent protests against plans to merge to army regiments are being held in Leicester today.
The 9th/12th Royal Lancers could join the Queens Royal Lancers under Government proposals to lose 17 units by 2020.
The 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment also faces drastic cuts under the new proposals
The hour-long vigil at the Victoria Park war memorial is part of a national response to cuts in the Army announced at the start of July.
The number of service personnel will fall to 82,000 from 102,000.
Silent protests against plans to merge to army regiments will be held in Leicester today.
The 9th/12th Royal Lancers could join the Queens Royal Lancers under Government proposals to lose 17 units - including third battalion the Mercian Regiment - by 2020.
Defence Minister Nick Harvey MP said the Army will continue to have "demanding and stretching careers for decades to come."