Army chief 'confident' cuts will not affect forces' ability

General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, said he was "confident" the Army would still perform effectively despite the loss of 4,480 jobs today.

Sir Peter did admit that the redundancies would put "morale under strain."

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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.