Defence Minister Mark Francois (left)
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Defence Minister Mark Francois announces Army job cuts

The Ministry of Defence has announced a third round of Army redundancies, totalling up to 5,300 job losses.

These are part of cuts already announced to reduce Army numbers from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2017,

Defence Minister Mark Francois told the House of Commons that those in Afghanistan, or returning from duty there, would be exempt.

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