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The TA is made up of volunteers who commit their spare time to training as soldiers and working with the regular army. It is divided into independent units who recruit locally and national units who recruit across the UK. All TA soldiers who are mobilised have their civilian jobs legally protected
The Royal Navy has agreed to sacrifice one of its two new aircraft carriers to save about £8.2 billion from the defence budget.
The Nimrod was designed as a sea patrol and anti-submarine aircraft and entered service with the Royal Air Force in the UK over 30 years ago.
FAMILIES of injured British soldiers today called on the Government to provide more funding to accommodate military hospital visitors.
A total of 66 soldiers were flown back from Afghanistan to Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, for life-saving treatment last month and a further 24 have been treated in July.
The number of casualties in Afghanistan is expected to increase over the summer as the war against the Taliban is stepped up
A highly sensitive internal report into the state of the British Army has revealed that many soldiers are living in poverty. Some are so poor that they are unable to eat and are forced to rely on emergency food voucher schemes set up by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).