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Army reservists to receive new benefits - Philip Hammond

Army reservists are to get military pensions and healthcare benefits as part of a bid to increase numbers, the defence secretary has announced.

Philip Hammond said they would also get increased remuneration in a move designed to drive up reserve numbers from around 20,000 to 30,000 by 2018.

The government will spend £1.8bn over 10 years to transform the reserves, as part of a wider shake-up of UK forces.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 03 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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