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Future Reserves statement

On 8 November 2012, Defence Minister Lord Astor of Hever repeated a statement made earlier in the Commons on the future of the reserve forces.

The government has announced plans to double the size of the Territorial Army and rename it the Army Reserves.

The Ministry of Defence is to invest £2bn over the next 10 years in training army reservists and integrating them more closely with regular army units.

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