Soldiers from the Royal Lancers regiment
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Changes announced for armed forces in the East Midlands

5 July 2012 Last updated at 20:17 BST

Regiments in the East Midlands are facing changes after cuts were announced by the defence secretary.

The 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment, which recruits from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, will disappear.

And the 9th/12th Royal Lancers are merging with the Queen's Royal Lancers - both regiments recruit soldiers from all over the East Midlands.

Jeremy Ball reports for East Midlands Today.