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Defence cuts: Gurkhas and RAF take brunt

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/01/2011

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"Almost 500 RAF personnel will be told on Thursday that they are to be forced out of their jobs when the Ministry of Defence sets out the first details of its controversial redundancy programme aimed at reshaping Britain's armed forces.

"The Gurkhas have also been hit hard, with infantrymen from the historic Nepalese brigade making up most of those in the army who will be told that they have been selected for compulsory redundancy.

"The announcement is likely to reopen bitter arguments about cuts to the defence budget that are being pushed through even though the UK is committed to fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan and has been asked to play a lead role in Libya."

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"Defence cuts: Gurkhas and RAF take brunt", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 23/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/defence-cuts-gurkhas-and-raf-take-brunt