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Over 1,000 British navy personnel out of a job

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Over 1,000 British navy personnel out of a job

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Further details of British military cuts have been announced, with more than 1,000 navy personnel being told they are losing their jobs.

Some 810 sailors applied for redundancy but only 670 of those applications were accepted. That means one third of the lay offs are compulsory.

Some 22,000 military positions are on the line, as the government slashes its defence budget.

Earlier this month more than 1,800 soldiers and air force staff were told their jobs were going.