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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

"More than 4,500 soldiers are to be transferred to new units and nearly 40 major units moved as part of the British Army's re-organisation plans to set up a 'warfighting' division and form two new strike brigades.

Some outline details of the exercise, dubbed 'Army 2020 Refine', were released last December, but a full list of unit changes involved has been released to Jane's under the UK's Freedom of Information Act.

Under the plans, some 97 battalion-sized units will see changes to their role or brigade assignment, troop strength, home base, and the major equipment they operate. The aim is for all the changes to be complete by 2025, when the second strike brigade is intended to be fully operational…"
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Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

This includes the removal of most, if not all, British troops from Germany for the first time since 1945.

I do like the optimism implicit in the term "second strike brigade". Or is it suggesting that a brigade is all that might be left over?

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