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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Rain may be heavy in places but should clear to sunny intervals and scattered showers later in the day.
Rain quickly spreads from the west, turning heavy over the higher ground. Sheltered eastern spots will escape the worst of the rain.