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."
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Remaining very windy with gales. Rain soon clearing, with sunny intervals developing.
Outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy, will soon clear. Sunshine and scattered showers will follow. Mainly dry later.
Localised gales will develop across parts of the region tonight. Tomorrow there will be sunshine and scattered showers.