Extensive coverage for report arguing for British military minimum recruitment age to be raised to 18

One Step ForwardOne Step ForwardA report written jointly by ForcesWatch and Child Soldiers International, entitled 'One Step Forward: The case for ending recruitment of minors by the British armed forces', was published on 23 April. It argues that not only are military personnel who joined as minors are more likely to suffer from mental health issues – it is more than twice as expensive to train minors than adults. The report was covered in the national press, as well as on radio and television. The authors will meet with supportive MPs on 14 May to discuss how the law could be changed.

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