Army basing in North East

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has unveiled plans for a large scale withdrawal of UK troops from Germany. The move means that Catterick Garrison is set to expand, whilst Claro barracks in Ripon will close.

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Full Report: Army basing - The effect upon the North East

There has been a furious reaction from the local community after the Government announced that Ripon's Claro Barracks will be one of four to close in order to upgrade seven others.

The Army base shakeup has come as efforts are made to accommodate the return of all troops from Germany over the next few years.

Catterick Garrison is one of the seven bases which will be expanded under the new plans.

As Rachel Bullock reports, it is bittersweet news for North Yorkshire.

Watch her full report below.

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