Four Army bases to be closed

Four Army bases in the UK are to be shut as part of the announcement of a speeded-up return of all 11,000 troops from Germany. The Defence Secretary said it would save £240m a year as soldiers are moved into "clusters" in key locations.

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11,000 troops based in Germany to return home by 2016

  • Around 11,000 British troops based in Germany will return home by 2016
  • Nearly £2 billion will be invested in Army housing and bases
  • The remaining 4,500 troops will be back in the UK by 2019, a year earlier than planned
  • Around £1 billion of the funding being announced today will be go towards 1,900 new houses for service families and accommodation for 7,800 single soldiers
  • Another £800 million will be spent on infrastructure and refurbishment of bases

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