British Army reduced to one single tank regiment
The British Army has been reduced to just one single tank regiment, despite fears that the move might be premature amid growing tensions in eastern Ukraine. A ceremony on Saturday morning will mark the merger of Britain’s last two tank regiments as part of a cost-cutting exercise by the Ministry of Defence. […]
The decision to reduce the number of tanks is part of a major military spending review by the government in 2010, which sought to cut military spending by 8 per cent in four years 2015. In the review, it was decided that the number of tanks would be cut by 40 per cent, while heavy artillery funding would be reduced by 35 per cent.
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