Today's round of redundancies will be the last "significant reduction" for the RAF, Navy and Marines, however further cuts are still possible in the Army. The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said:
We still have someway to go to bring the size of the Army down to 82,000 and decisions on what isnecessary to achieve this are yet to be taken, but we won’t compromise themission in Afghanistan.
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.