MoD denies wounded job cuts

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The Ministry of Defence last night sought to dismiss claims that wounded soldiers could be made redundant under secret plans for job cuts in the Army.

In an embarrassing disclosure before Remembrance Sunday, a leaked Army memo suggests up to 16,500 posts will be axed – including 2,500 injured personnel.

But the MoD reacted fiercely to the claims yesterday, calling the report "factually incorrect" and the work of a junior officer who had been misinformed.

A spokesman said: "Beyond those already announced, there are no further Army reductions planned. There is absolutely no plan to change our treatment of service personnel who are wounded, injured or sick."

The MoD has previously announced that 12,000 posts will go by 2015.