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Army redundancies January 2013

The Government announced in the outcome of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in October 2010 that, as part of moving to Future Force 2020, we would reduce the size of the Regular Army by 7,000 personnel, and both the Naval Service and Royal Air Force by 5,000 personnel. In addition, in order to balance the British Army's Regular and Reserve forces, further reductions were subsequently identified to deliver a Regular Army of around 82,000 by 2020. We also made clear that, in order to maintain balanced force structures for the future, an element of these reductions would need to be made through a redundancy programme. (Further details on next page)

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