Thousands of army jobs axed

4,480 Army personnel are to be handed redundancy notices in the third round of Army job cuts, as the Government tries to reduce the number of regular soldiers to 82,000 by 2018.

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"We feel we have been harshly treated"

A former North Yorkshire Army major says he has been harshly treated by the government over Forces job cuts.

4,480 Army personnel are affected by the third round of redundancies announced today.

Chris Braithwaite, who served at Catterick Garrison, was made redundant in the second wave of cuts.

He says he has lost out on £200,000 because he was forced to leave just months before he completed 16 years' service.

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