Army Merger Protests

Silent protests against plans to merge to army regiments will be held in Leicester. The 9th/12th Royal Lancers could join the Queens Royal Lancers under Government proposals to lose 17 units - including 3rd battalion the Mercian Regiment - by 2020.

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Army cuts protest - the full report

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.

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