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John Andrews third report on a major Territorial Army exercise in Germany.
The Army is facing huge cuts in manpower. But as the regular army loses one in five of its soldiers, the part-timers of the Territorial Army are being boosted.
In the second of a series of reports, our Defence Correspondent John Andrews joined them to see if they can rise to the challenge.
More than a hundred Territorial Army soldiers from across the south west are in Germany at the moment for two weeks intensive training.
Many of them are expecting to be deployed to Afghanistan next year.
They already know they're going to bear a bigger burden of Britain's defence as their regular army colleagues face huge cuts.
In the first of a four part series, our Defence Correspondent John Andrews reports from Germany:
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More than a hundred Territorial Army soldiers from across the South West are in Germany at the moment for two weeks intensive training.