05 Jul '12, 12pm

News: Army 2020: transforming the British Army for the future

This rebalancing has resulted in the reduction of 23 units from across the Army. This will be achieved through either the merging or disbanding of regular units. Driving this change is the need for the Army to redesign its purpose so that in the future it will be able to deliver a contingent capability for deterrence and defence, overseas engagement and capacity-building, while providing the necessary military aid as a UK-based Army to ensure homeland resilience. A central plank of this will be to integrate the reserve elements into the Army structure with more clearly defined roles, as recommended in the Future Reserves 2020 study. The change in emphasis to a more adaptable and flexible Army, capable of undertaking a broader range of military tasks, has required a significant change to the current structure of the Army which has most recently been optimised for enduring o...

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