Particular concerns have been raised over the Highlanders, 4th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland, who will shortly have to be re-based, as Britain seeks to withdraw its troops from Germany.

They have recently been retrained from a heavy armour battalion to more flexible light infantry.

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The Chief of the General Staff, Sir Richard Dannatt, wanted this restructuring to ensure that soldiers would be able to enjoy 2 years and a half of break between war tours, or at least 2 years (as stated by the current guidelines) when a larger operation was at hand.

The 2010 SDSR, as we know, has conserved the Multi Role Brigade concept, but now the brigades will be 5 instead of 8, and the Divisional HQs will only be 2, with the second deployable only after augmentation.

The main change will happen in the Divisionary support assets: the division will receive the 40 Royal Artillery Close Support Regiment, with the L118 Light Gun, to form a stable, division-managed DAG.

The Regiment will be available for deployment and its L118 guns could be issued to the AS90 Regiments if deemed more appropriate for the mission at hand, as already happens regularly.

RAF Leuchars, if it was to close as latest rumors suggest, would also be likely to become an army garrison.

Kinloss and Lossiemouth (if it is closed instead of Leuchars) are also possibilities.

As part of the cuts to the armor fleet, the army will lose four Warrior-mounted formations of infantry.

The Argylls are the most junior of the five battalions and survived previous cuts only because of the Northern Ireland troubles.

The overwhelming SNP victory in Scotland’s elections and Libya might, once more, have a role in changing the events, as pressure is mounting higher and higher to put an end to the slaughter of the armed forces. This revised graphic provides a complete view of the Future Army Structure as i envisage it, basing myself on the SDSR.