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The Government's material for schools about the armed forces has been criticised today by the human rights group ForcesWatch and Quakers in Britain.
A new report published today shows that the armed forces visited four fifths of state secondary schools within a two year period, between 2010-2012.
Forces Watch, the organisation which examines and challenges military recruitment practices, has commented on the government's Military Ethos in Schools programme.
The campaign group ForcesWatch is launching a new film:Engage: the military and young people. which is made by and for, teenagers and young adults.
The Defence Select Committee has increased the pressure on the MoD to stop enlisting minors, in a report published today (6 March).
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.