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  • UK calls up more reservists

    Taken from BBC News Online

    Previously 2,000 reservists had been called-up

    A further 4,500 British reservists are to be called up ahead of a possible war with Iraq, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has said.
    The news, in a written Commons statement, triples the number of reservists announced previously, meaning a total of 6,000 are being called up by the UK.

    More than 30,000 full time members of the armed services are already being sent to the Gulf.

    The call-up was announced as UK Prime Minister Tony Blair prepares to travel to Spain to complete a week of intense diplomatic activity ahead of crucial talks on the Iraq crisis with US President George W Bush.