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MoD Dismisses Reports Of Cuts To Royal Marines

Newspaper reports say possible cuts to Commandos could affect the SAS...

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The Ministry of Defence has dismissed reports that Britain’s elite special forces could suffer amid efforts to find savings in the defence budget.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, the Royal Marines could lose up to 1,000 Commandos. This could affect the SAS as just under half their number are recruited from the Marines.

A spokesman for the MoD said no decisions have yet been made on cuts and would not comment on special forces.

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