Defence cuts announced

Defence Secretary announces military cuts

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Defence cuts: who is affected

The Government has revealed the five infantry battalions it will axe under military cuts.

In the Meridian region, these include The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh who are based in Tidworth in Wiltshire.

The 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, who are based in Canterbury, will be cut into one company carrying out ceremonial duties.

The 23 Pioneer regiment based in Bicester near Oxford will also face cuts.

Defence cuts: more news

The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh - who are based in Tidworth in Wiltshire - and 23 Pioneer Regiment - who are based in Bicester in Oxfordshire are to be scrapped in the biggest overhaul of the Army in more than a century.

Nationally, troop levels are to be slashed by a fifth to eighty two thousand.