in the armed forces has fallen across all three services in the last
two years, with the Army worst hit, a Ministry of Defence survey
In 2010, 25% of the 12,364 personnel surveyed across the
armed forces said morale was "high", compared with 15% of the 12,667
surveyed last year.
The percentage of those saying morale was "low" has risen from 33% to 50%.
Shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy blamed government cuts but the MoD said "tough decisions" had to be taken.
The survey of attitudes in the armed forces, which is
conducted annually, found that morale across all army ranks had fallen.
It has been published in the wake of the Strategic Defence and Security
Review, which saw the Army affected more than the other services.
In the Army, where 3,723 surveyed were surveyed in 2010, 32%
said morale was "high" but only 18% of the 3,203 surveyed in 2012 gave
the same response.
Those saying it was "low" has risen from 24% to 45%.
The percentage of Army officers who said morale was "high"
has dropped from 30% of 1,093 respondents in 2010, to 7% of the 1,120
interviewed in 2012. Those officers saying morale was "low" rose from
25% in 2010, to 63% in 2012.
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