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Around 70 academics, activists, campaigners, and writers came together at the Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK conference organised by Forces Watch.
Young soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds are much more likely to return from war with mental health problems, says a new report from ForcesWatch.
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.
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.
Naval medic Michael Lyons' appeal over being sentenced to seven months in military correction centre for disobeying orders takes place at 10.30am on Thursday 13 October 2011, at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.
A medic in the Royal Navy who was detained at court martial in July this year will appeal his conviction at the High Court on Thursday 13 October.
Forces Watch is running a series of events to launch its new campaign questioning armed forces recruitment in schools.
The government has promised to improve the rights of teenage soldiers by allowing them to leave the armed forces up until the age of eighteen.
A Christian NGO has added its voice to the growing support for Michael Lyons, a member of the Royal Navy who is facing imprisonment for 'wilful disobedience'.
Forces Watch has said that a report by MPs reveals confusion at the highest levels over the laws on people aged under 18 in the armed forces.