7/03/2012

Senior Army Officer Slams Cuts

The number of serving soldiers in the RRF is set to be cut from 1,100 to 600 personnel, the Daily Telegraph reported.
In the letter, Brig Paterson - the RRF's honorary colonel - questions the criteria being used to single out the unit, which has a strong record in recruiting new soldiers and is the only regiment set to grow in numbers in the next six months.
I... have a strong conviction that... in creating a single battalion fusilier regiment, we are not best serving defence, the Army... or the Regiment” 
Previously the defence secretary warned that regiments with poor recruitment records would be the most vulnerable.

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