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03/02/2016 ForcesTV

'MPs should watch it. The guys who make the foreign policy on this country should watch it.' A video of three British veterans of the Afghanistan war sharing their thoughts and feelings after watching an acclaimed new Danish film on the war.

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24/01/2016 Sunday Herald

MSPs are being urged to hold an inquiry into the presence of the armed forces in Scotland’s schools after an outcry over plans to set up cadet units aimed at the poorest pupils.

22/01/2016 TES, Hansard

A controversial scheme to turn former military personnel into teachers has trained just a sixth of its target number of veterans during the first two years.

20/01/2016 ForcesWatch press release

ForcesWatch is calling on the Scottish government to resist attempts to introduce Cadet units into the country’s state secondary schools.

06/01/2016 SUNY Courtland ; The Guardian

Extracts from a short article on the need for critical thinking teaching in schools, and examples of this being put into practice in the UK.

06/01/2016 Hansard

The MoD recently acknowledged that the RAF's Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) road show in schools - run in partnership with the weapons company BAE Systems - is 'recruitment'.

06/01/2016 3thehardwaypoets.wordpress.com

Video of the poet Lydia Towsey performing her new spoken-word poem, 'Daisy', which criticises the UK military's influence in schools.

06/01/2016 The Star; The Express

Personnel from the Army recently visited a school as part of a 'British Values Day'; concerns have recently been raised both about armed forces school visits and compulsory 'British Values' education.

22/12/2015 The Guardian

Britain is the only country in Europe to recruit 16-year-olds into its armed forces. The cynical targeting of underprivileged youngsters must end

16/12/2015 ForcesWatch press release

Ahead of the House of Commons debate on the Armed Forces Bill on Wednesday 16 December, ForcesWatch has published a new report calling for a change in the law ending military recruitment under 18 years of age.