6 brigadiers face the axe in Britain

April 6th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 6 (IANS) Six brigadiers are among 1,000 personnel who face the axe as part of huge cuts in the British Army, a media report said Wednesday.

The Sun reported that six brigadiers, who command a total of 18,000 soldiers, are among around 240 officers to go by September.

Besides them, the other officers to go include 32 colonels, 12 lieutenant colonels, 141 majors and 47 captains.

They will be axed as part of “Planning Round 11″, the media report said.

The worst hit will be the Royal Logistics Corps, from which 334 personnel will be axed.

A defence source said the cuts announced this week will be “dwarfed” by those that take place at the end of the year.

“Planning Round 11 has been devastating for the morale but relatively tame. Planning Round 12 is the real monster. About 2,200 army jobs will go.

“Frontline heroes will be on the scrapheap,” the source was quoted as saying.

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