More than one in 10 new Army recruits are boy soldiers of just 16 years old, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Defence. And more than one in four of all new Army recruits are under 18 – too young to be sent into combat.
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The Army provides free support and resources to educational institutions.From presentations and assemblies through to student development workshops the Army can offer teachers and careers staff a wide variety of curriculum support resources.
The British Armed Forces[nb 3] form the military of the United Kingdom, tasked with defence of the country, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies; as well as promoting the UK’s wider interests, supporting international peacekeeping efforts, and providing humanitarian aid. They encompass: the Royal Navy, a blue-water navy with a fleet of 77 commissioned ships; the Royal Marines, a highly specialised amphibious light infantry force; the British Army, the UK’s principal land warfare branch; an
Military Training For 16-18 Year Olds.
- What does the armed forces need from young people?
- What are the challenges in recruiting young people?
- Why do the armed forces recruit under 18s in Britain? (Britain is the only country in Europe to do so)