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Army to lose 17 units amid job cuts

The Army will lose 17 major units as it cuts 20,000 regular soldiers by 2020, the defence secretary has said.

Philip Hammond told MPs that the units to go included four infantry battalions and two sections in the Armoured Corps.

But the defence secretary said the Army that emerged from the process would be a "forward looking, modern fighting machine" and "the best of its class".

Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 05 Jul 2012
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