The Lord Mayor of Birmingham is lending his support to the campaign to save an historic army battalion from falling victim to defence cuts.
Councillor John Lines joined a delegation in Westminster today raising concerns about the proposal to disband the Second Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
The battalion has strong links to the City of Birmingham. Campaigners say they want the decision reversed.
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