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All of the bishops from the Church in Wales have signed an open later to the Ministry of Defence - calling for the minimum age for people joining the army to be raised to 18.
Britain is currently among a minority of countries where the minimum voluntary recruitment age is 16.
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Bishops from the Church in Wales are calling for an end to recruiting under 18s to the Army.
Currently 16 year olds can join with parental consent.
The church says the current policy is channelling the youngest, most disadvantaged recruits into the most dangerous frontline combat roles. But The Ministry of Defence says this ignores the opportunities that a military career offers, as Tom Sheldrick reports.
These young trainees are preparing to apply to the Armed Forces. They're currently undergoing training at the Military Preparation Collage in Cardiff. All three disagree with calls that there should be a minimum age of 18 to join the Armed Forces.
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The MoD says it has no plans to revisit its recruitment policy for under-18s.
It follows calls from bishops in Wales to raise the minimum Army enlistment age from 16 to 18 years old.
All the bishops from the Church in Wales have signed an open letter from charity Child Soldiers International, calling for an end to recruitment of under-18s to the Army.
The Church in Wales is calling for an end to recruitment of under-18s to the Army.
All the bishops from the Church in Wales have signed an open letter from campaign group Child Soldiers International. They say the MoD should raise the minimum enlistment age from 16 to 18 years old.
The letter, addressed to Defence Minister Mark Francois said,
'We commend the MoD for having ceased routinely deploying children into conflict, but challenge its failure to stop recruiting them'.
It also said, 'Those recruited at 16 have faced double the risk of fatality of adult recruits throughout the conflict in Afghanistan.'