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Quakers in Britain are calling for Parliament to amend the Armed Forces Bill in order to to raise the age of enlistment, currently set at sixteen.
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.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox is being urged to uphold the right of armed forces personnel to be given a discharge if they develop a conscientious objection.