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The Defence Select Committee has increased the pressure on the MoD to stop enlisting minors, in a report published today (6 March).
Forces Watch will hold an information-sharing and networking event, Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK, in London on 19 October at Friends House, London.
Almost two-fifths of recruits to the Army have the reading ability of an 11-year-old or lower, MPs have warned.
Michael Gove's £2 million programme to place former service personnel in British schools has been roundly criticised by faith, peace and civic groups.
Britain is now the only European country to recruit 16-year-olds into the army. Quakers in Britain are calling on the government to raise the minimum age to 18.
The British army appears to be targeting young people from the poorest backgrounds, according to new research. Disadvantaged schools were found more likely to recieve army visits.