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Thousands of soldiers have been finding out today whether they have lost their jobs in the latest round of Army redundancies. Nationally nearly 5,000 have been handed their redundancy notices.
Today's losses are the third instalment of job cuts arising from the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. They have special significance here in the South especially at large garrison towns such as Aldershot and Tidworth. Penny Silvester reports on Salisbury Plain.
Our political correspondent Phil Hornby speaks to Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Defence Minister, and Major General James Chiswell, Army spokesman, for reaction to todays military cuts announcement.
The Conservative MP and former Army Colonel Bob Stewart has told Daybreak of his concern over the latest round of cuts to the Army that will be announced this morning.
He said: "The Army is extremely small now...It really hurts me. You need an army to be used in an emergency."
More than 4,000 jobs army jobs are to be axed, it's been announced. The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond has defended the decision saying it's 'difficult' but necessary.
More than 4,000 soldiers have been told they have lost their jobs in the latest round of Army redundancies, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
A total of 4,480 Army personnel have been made redundant in the latest tranche of job losses as the Government tries to reduce the number of regulars to 82,000 by 2018.
Thousands of soldiers will learn today whether they have lost their jobs in the latest round of Army redundancies.
A fresh tranche of up to 5,300 Army personnel are to be handed redundancy notices as the Government tries to reduce the number of regulars to 82,000 by 2018.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the move was necessary to help balance the books but insisted operational capability would not be affected.
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The Ministry of Defence will set out the number of posts it will cut from the service in order to reduce the size of the Army by a fifth.