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Artist or CreatorPeter Brookes
Title or CaptionNo caption
Extent1 item
Published byThe Times
Date06 Jul 2012
Embedded text or transcriptYour combined army, navy and air force, ma'am .....
Person DepictedElizabeth II (1926-); Queen of Great Britain,
NotesNews: "The Army has been put at risk by cuts to famous units and a plan to rely on "weekend warriors" to fight the battles of the future, military and political leaders said yesterday. Under the Army 2020 reforms, the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, announced yesterday the loss of 17 of the Army's 136 units over the next two years. Six have already been erased. As the Army shrinks from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020, half the size it was at the time of the Falklands conflict, Mr Hammond said the Territorial Army would be doubled in size to 30,000 and integrated with the regulars. ... Tom Goghlan, Deborah Haynes, The Times
Subjectsdefence expenditure
government spending cuts
Armed forces
Royal Navy
Royal Air Force
Grenadier Guards
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