Tuesday, June 12, 2012

4,000 more UK Military affected by latest cuts

From the BBC:

MoD tells 4,000 military staff of job losses

12 June 2012

More than 4,000 military personnel have received redundancy notices in the latest round of armed forces cuts.

About a third are compulsory redundancies in a second wave of job losses which follow 2,860 job cuts announced in August and September 2011.

It is the last major round of redundancies for the RAF and Royal Navy, but the army faces more job cuts.

The defence secretary says the cuts are to plug a black hole in the defence budget inherited by the government.

In this tranche, 2,900 posts will go from the Army, 900 from the RAF and 300 from the Royal Navy.

The MoD wants to cut 29,000 military and 25,000 civilian posts by 2015, to plug a £38bn defence budget gap....

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