MoD: Job cuts will not affect Afghanistan

The redundancy programme will not impact adversely on current operations in Afghanistan.

Throughout the redundancy process, we will ensure that we retain the capabilities that our Armed Forces require in order to meet the challenges of the future.

– MoD statement

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5,300 Army jobs to be cut

The Ministry of Defence has announced 5,300 Army redundancies in the latest in a series of planned cuts. Those serving, about to be deployed or just returning from Afghanistan will be exempt from the latest cuts.