British Army

  • June 17, 2016

    The Attorney General has given consent for the family of Private Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut barracks 21 years ago, to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into the circumstances around his death.

  • June 3, 2016

    The Coroner in the inquest into the 1995 death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks has today (3 June 2016) recorded a verdict of suicide, delivering a narrative verdict that severely criticised serious failures in duty of care at Deepcut barracks.

  • May 26, 2016

    The Ministry of Defence has released figures showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent  of the army’s total enlisted intake for the same period (8,020 recruits).

  • February 1, 2016

    A fresh inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James who was found dead at Deepcut Barracks in 1995 will begin at Woking Coroner’s Court today.

  • September 20, 2015

    Does the British establishment, in its entirety, really believe in democracy? Perhaps for some elements, the best reply to that would be – up to a point.

  • October 19, 2013

    The civil liberties and human rights organisatio Liberty has applied for a fresh inquest into the death of a young British Army recruit at Deepcut barracks.

  • August 27, 2013

    Soldiers serving in Afghanistan who joined the Army at 16 are twice as likely to die than those who joined at 18 or above, a new report has claimed.

  • July 22, 2013

    Almost two-fifths of recruits to the Army have the reading ability of an 11-year-old or lower, MPs have warned.

  • January 12, 2011

    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.

  • June 9, 2010

    Gordon Messenger is a very modern Major-General. His optimistic message on Afghanistan comes across as compelling and authoritative, says John Heathershaw. But should the Government really rely on military men to sell their policy to the public?