Vigils held over cuts to armed forces

The parents of soldiers currently serving in the armed forces have joined former servicemen at vigils at war memorials nationwide.

People also gathered at a war memorial in Cardiff.

The events have been arranged to raise awareness of opposition to planned cuts in the British Army.

In total the service is losing seventeen major units, and here in Wales 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh will be disbanded.

The Ministry of Defence says the changes are needed to make the forces sustainable

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Protests over Army cuts

Parents of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are to take part in peaceful protests up and down the country today against plans to reduce the size of the Army.