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Maj Chris Braithwaite 'let down' over redundancy

Nearly 4,500 Army personnel are being told they have been made redundant in the third and biggest round of job cuts since the 2010 defence review.

Maj Chris Braithwaite, who left the army this week after he was told a year ago he would be made redundant, said the timing meant he was 87 days short of being entitled to much better pension rights.

Maj Braithwaite, who has served in the Balkans as well as Iraq and Afghanistan, said the government's actions were contrary to the military covenant - a promise of a duty of care in return for sacrifices made.

"We feel really let down....my view is the army is founded on trust and that's what makes it unique," he told BBC News.

  • 18 Jun 2013