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Preparing To Deploy To Afghanistan, Commanders Lose Jobs

June 21 2012

United Kingdom

Officers likely to be sent to the front lines in Afghanistan are among those losing their jobs in the British army.

Two company commanders who are assigned to a battalion on 48 hours' notice to deploy to Afghanistan have been made redundant under personnel reductions ordered by the Ministry of Defense, reports London's Daily Telegraph.

The 2nd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, where the officers are assigned, is part of the theater reserve battalion (TRB) based in Cyprus. To...

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