2011
04.12

The Sun
5 April 2011

David Cameron was blasted last night for hailing the bravery of RAF Top Guns over Libya – just as forces heroes were sacked back home.
The PM heaped praise on daring Tornado and Typhoon pilots as he arrived at their Italian air base Gioia del Colle. Yet hours earlier he had ordered Defence Secretary Liam Fox to slash 2,600 more soldiers, sailors and pilots from the ranks, while Britain fights wars in Libya AND Afghanistan.

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The Sun’s security adviser Andy McNab said: “The military don’t want to lose anyone and there are many arguments that we shouldn’t be losing anyone.

“These cuts are coming from politicians. It’s a dark day for the military.”