London’s first ‘Military Preparation College’ opens


London’s first Military Preparation College has been set up. It is the 18th Military Preparation College in the UK. The stated aim of Military Preparation Colleges is to maximise young people’s chances of passing armed forces selection and completing basic training.

ForcesWatch would ask – given the armed forces’ current recruitment difficulties, and the high levels of dropping out during training – whether Military Preparation Colleges are  in the best interests of the young people or the military, and whether the students are told in detail about the unique risks, legal restrictions and ethical dilemmas faced in the armed forces.

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