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The Armed Forces Covenant in Action? Part 4: Education of service personnel18/07/2013
A new House of Commons Defence Committee report calls for improvements in service education and asks for further information is needed on why the Army is so dependent on recruiting personnel under the age of 18 years compared to the other two Services, and whether steps are being taken to reduce this dependency.
Almost 40% of army recruits have reading age of 11, MPs warn18/07/2013
Almost two-fifths (39%) of recruits to the Army have the reading ability of an 11-year-old or lower, MPs have warned.