Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

South-East to Lose 10,000 Jobs in Defence Cuts

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

South-East to Lose 10,000 Jobs in Defence Cuts

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Byline: ANDREW GILLIGAN

DEFENCE cuts will mean thousands of jobs going in London and the South-East.

Losses of regiments, ships, aircraft and bases amounting to 20,500 jobs were announced in July. Now a "technical note" on the Ministry of Defence website reveals that up to 10,000 posts in the South-East will be moved or lost altogether. The document reveals:

. The War Office building in

Whitehall - where Kitchener and Churchill directed the First and Second World Wars - is to be "disposed of".

. Thousands of jobs are to be moved to the provinces.

. The Army will dramatically reduce the size of its garrison at Woolwich.

. RAF Strike Command may leave its headquarters at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

. The Army college at Arborfield, Berkshire, will close with 1,400 jobs lost or relocated.

. The Army's Land Command HQ at Salisbury, medical establishments at Aldershot, the Disposal Services Agency in London and part of the Defence Science Laboratories at Farnborough will all be moved. …

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