Almost 500 soldiers are being sacked by the Army every year for failing compulsory drugs tests, it has emerged.

The shocking figure has been almost constant in each year of the last decade with soldiers booted out of the force after being caught taking ecstasy, cocaine, cannabis and other banned drugs .

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