The region's army personnel are bracing themselves for further cuts.
The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will reveal later where the axe is to fall in the latest round of military cutbacks.
It's though about a fifth will lose their jobs by 2020 while dozens of units will be scrapped or merged.
More than four hundred Gurkha soldiers, many of whom are based in Kent, lost their jobs in a previous round of defence cuts.
Britain also lost its flagship aircraft carrier, the Portsmouth based HMS Ark Royal.
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