Future of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 

02/08/12
Town Hall

The ten Greater Manchester local authorities have united in a call for the government to rethink its plans to disband one of the country's most renowned and historic infantry battalions.

The Ministry of Defence have proposed plans to abolish the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers as part of cost saving measures that are currently being recommended to slash troop numbers from 102,000 to 80,000 as budgets are cut across the British Army.

At the executive meeting of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) on Friday 27 July, members agreed to back the campaign that will be presented to the Ministry of Defence and the Chief of the General Staff and urge them to reconsider plans and support the success of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

It was agreed at the meeting that each AGMA authority will link to the government e-petition from their website and a hard copy be placed in each Town Hall or Civic Centre for members of the public to sign.

 

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