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Nearly 16,000 troops have quit Britain’s reserve army since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, a newspaper reported.
The Daily Telegraph report, which was based on a Freedom of Information Act request, said there was a feeling that dangerous operations in Iraq and other places played a role in making soldiers decide to leave the Territorial Army.
The figures obtained by the Scottish National Party show that between October 2003 and October 2005, the Territorial Army lost 15,670 soldiers who have been replaced by 13,570 new recruits, a shortfall of 2,100.
The figures show that a disproportionate number of officers have left, with 1,280 resigning their commissions, it said.