The Ministry of Defence has been accused of wasting almost £94 million a year by training teenagers for the army.
Colonel Bob Stewart, who served in Bosnia and is now an MP, told Daybreak "yes there's a cost for doing it" but that it was entirely beneficial. He said:
The vast majority absolutely love doing it and they go straight into the army and enjoy a great career.
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