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Vigils in protest of defence cuts

Peace vigils are to be held across the UK today in protest of planned defence cuts.

Earlier this month Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced major defence restructuring plans that will see the Army lose 17 units.

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Vigils to be held across UK in protest of defence cuts

Peace vigils are to be held across the UK today in protest of planned defence cuts.

Earlier this month Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced major defence restructuring plans that will see the Army lose 17 units.

Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh, during a homecoming parade following a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Credit: Press Association.

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.

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