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Call for army unit disbanding to be put 'on hold'

A group of Conservative MPs is calling for the government to put on hold plans to disband some army units until it can prove that proposals to double the size of the Territorial Army will work.

The regular army is being cut by more than 20,000 and ministers promised extra funding to improve the skills and equipment of part-time volunteer forces. But the MPs say they fear there won't be enough reservists to take up the most challenging roles. The government insists the plans will work.

Carole Walker reports.

  • 23 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK