Today's announcement that 4,480 military personnel would be made redundant is the latest round in army job cuts.
- Round 1: 920 military personnel lost their jobs with 28% of them compulsory.
- Round 2: 2,880 military personnel were made redundant with 28% of them compulsory.
- Round 3: 4,480 military personnel lost their jobs with 16% of them compulsory.
There will be four tranches of cuts as the Government aims to reduce the number of regular soldiers to 82,000 by 2018.
General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, said the fourth round of army cuts would be less than the amount announced today.