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Soldiers at 16 – The other side of the storyJanuary 2017
Army adverts don't tell you what being a soldier is really like.
The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces: a Critique from Health ProfessionalsOctober 2016
Medact’s report on the long-term impacts of the British military’s recruitment of children under the age of 18, presents evidence linking ‘serious health concerns’ with the policy, and calls for a rise in the minimum recruitment age. It looks at the psychological and psychosocial vulnerabilities of adolescents in the context of military recruitment marketing strategies and making long-term risky decisions and examines the evidence that under 18 recruits face greater risks to health than adult recruits, across the course of an armed forces career.