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MoD announces details of 4,200 job cuts

The Ministry of Defence has announced 4,200 job cuts in a second round of armed forces redundancies.

The Army will see up to 2,900 job cuts, including 400 Gurkhas, while the RAF will lose up to 1,000 members and the Royal Navy up to 300.

The job losses will account for some of the cuts announced under the defence review - intended to help plug a £38bn hole in the defence budget.

Ministers said there was "no choice" but to axe the posts.

Jonathan Beale reports.

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