4,480 army personnel lose their jobs

Sign for the Ministry of Defence's headquarters. Credit: PA

Some 4,480 military personnel have been made redundant today in the latest round of army job cuts, the Ministry of Defence said.

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4,480 Army redundancies

4,480 Army personnel are to be handed redundancy notices in the third round of Army job cuts, as the Government tries to reduce the number of regular soldiers to 82,000 by 2018. 16% of the posts being cut will be compulsory.