The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has said that 72% of the redundancies announced today were voluntary. The proportion of voluntary redundancies was roughly the same across the Army, Navy and RAF.
The MOD has said this is a higher proportion than in the last round of redundancies, when only 62% were voluntary.
The Ministry of Defence announced 3,800 job losses in the Armed Forces. Although less than expected, further cuts to the Army are possible.
Thousands of soldiers will learn today that they are to be made redundant as part of the downsizing of the Armed Forces.