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Latest round in job cuts as Govt aims to reduce Army

Today's announcement that 4,480 military personnel would be made redundant is the latest round in army job cuts.

  • Round 1: 920 military personnel lost their jobs with 28% of them compulsory.
  • Round 2: 2,880 military personnel were made redundant with 28% of them compulsory.
  • Round 3: 4,480 military personnel lost their jobs with 16% of them compulsory.

There will be four tranches of cuts as the Government aims to reduce the number of regular soldiers to 82,000 by 2018.

General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, said the fourth round of army cuts would be less than the amount announced today.

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North West soldiers learn how cuts will affect them

Marching soldiers
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers march through Celle, Germany Credit: Emily Wabitsch/DPA/PA

Hundreds of soldiers from the north west will find out more details today on how Government cuts will effect them.

Redundancy notices are set to be issued across the armed forces.

Politicians believe the Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which is being disbanded, will be severely affected.

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