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Recruits voice views on young soldiers

Young recruits have been giving their views on whether they should join up before reaching 18.

It follows a letter signed by all the bishops in the Church in Wales calling on the British Army to stop recruiting under-18-year-olds.

The MoD said it had no plans to change the recruitment age, arguing enlisting could be beneficial for youngsters.

At present, 16-year-olds can join the Army with parental consent and can apply from 15 and 7 months.

Natasha Llewelyn reports for BBC Wales Today.

  • 08 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales
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