Forces to shed 1,500 more jobs

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About 1,500 military personnel are to lose their jobs in the final round of redundancies under the Government’s programme to re-structure the armed forces.

As many as 1,425 members of the Army are to go along with up to 70 medical and dental officers from the RAF and as many as 10 from the Royal Navy, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond told MPs yesterday.

Among the hardest hit will be the Brigade of Gurkhas who are set to lose about 350 troops.


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