Philip Hammond making his statement in the House of Commons
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Army reservists to get new benefits

Army reservists are to get military pensions and healthcare benefits as part of a bid to increase numbers, the defence secretary has announced.

Philip Hammond said they would also get increased remuneration in a move designed to drive up reserve numbers from around 20,000 to 30,000 by 2018.

He told the Commons that the changes were "key" to ensuring Britain has the military capability it needs in the coming years.

  • 03 Jul 2013
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