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MoD tells 4,000 military staff of job losses

More than 4,000 military personnel have received redundancy notices in the latest round of armed forces cuts.

About a third are compulsory redundancies in a second wave of job losses which follow 2,860 job cuts announced in August and September 2011.

It is the last major round of redundancies for the RAF and Royal Navy, but the army faces more job cuts.

The defence secretary said the cuts were to plug a black hole in the defence budget inherited by the government.

Jonathan Beale reports

  • 12 Jun
  • From the section UK
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