Army Cuts

Lest We Forget: The Betrayal of Our Armed Forces

Jake Warren | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Jake Warren

I understand the economic constraints of today but if £50 billion can be found for the HS2 high speed rail line to cut time from London to Birmingham, then money should also be in place to protect the jobs of our armed forces.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Obama Comes Off The Fence On Syria

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 14 June 2003... 1) OBAMA COMES OFF THE FENCE ON SYRIA From the Guardian: "The US government said l...

Would Britain's Army Be Able To Fight Another War?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

The head of the Army has warned that any gap between military resources and planned capabilities caused by spending cuts "could become quite dangerous...

A Tankless Task

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

The "Desert Rats", whose tanks defeated Rommel in the sands of El Alamein, turning the tide of WWII, are to lose their armoured vehicles. In a shak...

Up To 5,300 Redundancies This Summer Says MoD

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Up to 5,300 soldiers are to be made redundant from the Army in the summer as part of the latest round of cuts to the armed forces, the government has ...

'Incompetence At The Heart Of Government'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Any political row about redundancies and the future of the Army would "signal an incompetence at the heart of government", Labour said on Tuesday. ...

Soldiers' Families To Lead Army Cuts Protests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

Parents of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are to take part in protests up and down the country against plans to reduce the size of the army. ...

Chief Of General Staff 'Shocked' At Army Reduction

PA | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall has spoken of the "shock" he felt at the moment he learned that the army was to be reduced in size....

Army To Have Lowest Number Of Troops Since Napoleonic Wars

PA | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

Five infantry battalions are expected to be axed and other units merged or turned into reservists in the biggest overhaul of the Army in more than...

Scotland Left With Single RAF Base After Armed Forces Cuts

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Scotland is to be left with one RAF base after the Defence Secretary announced that RAF Leuchars is to become an Army base. Th...

Army Faces Cuts To Fund Reservists

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A review of the Territorial Army is to recommend that up to 5,000 reservists should be trained so that they are ready for frontli...