05 Jul '12, 11am

Army to reduce by 23 Regular units in creation of modern force for 2020 and beyond. Details: #army2020

Army 2020 announcement confirms Army to be reduced by 23 units The Army is to be reduced by 23 Regular units since the Strategic Defence and Security Review as part of Army 2020. The changes are due to be implemented by 2015, with the overall mandate to reach the capacity of 82,000 for the Regular Army and 30,000 for the Reserves by 2018. The announcement came today in the House of Commons by Secretary of State for Defence the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP after months of work by the Army to create a modern force for the challenges of 2020 and beyond. The changes to the Order of Battle (ORBAT) will include: Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps • The Queens Royal Lancers will amalgamate with 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) upon completion of scheduled operational commitments and not before October 2014. • The 1st Royal Tank Regiment and the 2nd Royal Tank Regime...

Full article: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/24264.aspx

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