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£1m for school cadets
27/06/2014The TelegraphBursary scheme will allocate money paid in fines by British banks caught up in the Libor rate-fixing scandal to state schools to help them offer thousands more children the chance to join military cadet forces.
Army training scheme for long-term unemployed may be extended
26/06/2014Scheme piloted in Telford and Stoke can raise awareness of army reserve and make people more employable, says officer
Young people criticise military activities in schools as government announces more funding for cadets
23/06/2014A week after the government pledged a further £1 million for more cadet forces in state secondary schools, a new film is launched which shows that many young people are critical of the promotion of military activities in their schools.
ForcesWatch press release
The British Army frontline: women and children first
03/06/2014Child Soldiers International: We now face the prospect of 16 year old girls joining the army in combat roles.
Your country needs your children – MoD targets teens to fix recruitment crisis
27/05/2014Amid ongoing controversy around the MoD’s struggling recruitment campaigns for the armed forces, figures published this week reveal that the Army has resorted to increasing numbers of 16-year-olds in an attempt to fix the recruitment shortfall.
Child Soldiers International press release
UK under fire for recruiting an ‘army of children’
27/05/2014MoD finds itself in the company of countries such as North Korea over use of teenage soldiers
British armed forces suffer record levels of alcohol abuse
13/05/2014More than 1,600 service personnel required medical treatment in the past year
Drone Wars: Pilots reveal debilitating stress beyond virtual battlefield
13/05/2014"To extinguish a person's life is a very personal thing. While physically we don't experience the five senses when we engage a target — unlike [how] an infantryman might — in my experience, the emotional impact on the operator is equal."
Women set to get green light for combat roles in the British army
09/05/2014Defence secretary Philip Hammond has signalled that women will be eligible to serve in combat roles in the British army for the first time.
Arms and the Woman: Militarizing Gender Wars
09/05/2014You know the British Army is experiencing a crisis in recruitment when they start to make noises about ending the ban on women in combat roles.
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