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Veterans protest at Royal Regiment of Fusiliers battalion cut

More than 400 veterans have marched in protest at the axing of a battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The Second Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, is to be disbanded in 2014, but MPs want the government to reconsider.

They have accused it of cutting the English battalion as a "political fix" to avoid scrapping Scottish battalions ahead of the Scottish referendum.

The Army said it considered several criteria in deciding the cuts.

  • 18 Oct 2012