Shock for Army as 1,000 officers apply for voluntary redundancy due to low morale and pending cuts

The armed forces have had an unexpected shock as the Army braces itself for a mass exodus of officers and soldiers. One thousand of the Army’s brightest servicemen have applied for voluntary redundancy. Army bosses originally asked for 500 servicemen to take voluntary redundancy, but have received more than 900 applications, according to figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph. This number includes 52 colonels, although only 25 had been expected to offer to leave.