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Families of serving and fallen soldiers, along with ex-servicemen and women, held small-scale demonstrations today across the country against proposed Government cuts to the Army.
They explained their opposition to the plans to merge regiments:
Demonstrations are being held across the country today over the Government's plans to cut the size of the army.
In Manchester, families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan joined ex-servicemen and women in a protest at the city's cenotaph, as ITV Granada reported.
Ex-servicemen and families of soldiers also gathered in Leicester to pay their respect to the dead and protest the Government's plan to merge regiments, as ITV Central reported.
Similar vigils, which are being organised by a Facebook group, were being held in Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Cardiff, Southampton and at the Cenotaph in central London.
Peace vigils are set to be held across the UK today in protest of planned defence cuts.
ITV Central reports on the silent demonstration in Leicester.
Speaking ahead of the planned peace vigils being held across the country in protest of the planned defence cuts, Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey said the job losses were as a result of the Government inheriting a "very grave economic situation".
Peace vigils are to be held across the UK today in protest of planned defence cuts.
Vigils, which are being organised by a Facebook group, will take place at cities, including Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Southampton and at the Cenotaph in central London.