Plans to plug the gap in army personnel numbers created by the austerity programme will leave Britain vulnerable to attack as "we haven't got the manpower", warned a former army colonel.
Rebel Tory MP Bob Stewart told Daybreak there would be "a gap of three years" before the Territorial Army came in to relieve pressure on a stretched army.
"We are going to be getting rid of, for example, four infantry battalions by the end of next year, then there as a gap of three years before the reservists come in and we haven't got the manpower."
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