Ex-Royal Anglian chief criticises 'part-time army' plan
11 September 2013 Last updated at 15:03 BST
The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan has criticised the government's reservists recruitment drive as creating "a part-time army" as it cuts the number of regular soldiers.
The Ministry of Defence is investing £1.8 billion to boost their numbers by 11,000 by 2020.
Former Royal Anglian commander Col Richard Kemp said a part-time, civilianised army would not be able to function in the same way as an army of regulars.
Alex Dunlop reports.