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Thousands of soldiers face axe

Thousands of soldiers are finding out if they are to be made redundant as part of the downsizing of the Armed Forces. Up to 2,900 Army personnel are being told of their fate, as are up to 900 members of the RAF and up to 300 from the Royal Navy.

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Support for soldiers leaving the Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence provides a number of services for people leaving the Armed Forces.

There are also many charities providing information and support to former soldiers. For example, the SSAFA provides a free telephone support line:

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