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Monday, July 02, 2012

Army’s most senior female officer quits amid cuts anger

Brigadier Nicky MoffatThe Army’s most senior female officer has resigned just days before the announcement of a restructuring programme which will see the service drastically reduced in size, with some historic battalions disappearing.

Brigadier Nicky Moffat, who just six months ago declared that there was “no better time” for women to join the Army, is understood to have become despondent at the depth and severity of the Government’s cuts.

On Thursday, ministers will announce a package of changes which will see the Army manpower reduced from around 100,000 soldiers to 82,000 by 2020, its smallest size in a century.

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