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UK aims to downsize British Army to 73,000 soldiers

 

UK defence secretary Ben Wallace instructed parliament on 25 November that the British Army could be lowered by 500 troopers to a goal power of 73,000 by the center of the last decade. Pictured: troopers from the first Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment coaching in Oman in October.

Proposals to scale back the scale of the British Army have been scaled again by 500 troops, UK defence secretary Ben Wallace introduced on 25 November.

Wallace instructed the UK parliament that the British Army would now be lowered to 73,000 by the center of the last decade. When the Defence Command Paper (DCP) was revealed in March, the goal power of the military was set at 72,500 skilled troopers, down from the 82,000 hitherto deliberate.

Wallace revealed a sequence of adjustments to the organisation and deployment of the British Army’s main items, confirming the brand new brigade fight crew construction set out within the DCP in March.

Source: Janes

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