British Army could be slashed to just 50,000 troops – its smallest number in 250 years

The British Army could be reduced to just 50,000 soldiers – its smallest size in 250 years – a report has warned.

Troop numbers are already being slashed from 102,000 to 82,000, but a report from the Royal United Services Institute suggests this number could be cut yet again by a further 30,000. Continue reading