Former Army major: I feel betrayed by the government

A former Army major told ITV News he feels "betrayed" by the government over the Forces job cuts.

Chris Braithwaite, who left during round two of the Ministry of Defence's four stage cut system, was part of the 28 per cent of officers who were made compulsorily redundant.

After 16 years of service, personnel are entitled to a full military pension.

Mr Braithwaite received a lump sum of £122,000, instead of £344,000 because he was just 87 days short of his 16th year.

It was announced today that 4,480 Army personnel were to be handed redundancy notices in the third round of job cuts.

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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.