Calls to stop under 18s in Army

The Church in Wales is calling for an end to recruitment of under-18s to the Army. The MoD has come under pressure to raise the minimum Army enlistment age. It follows an open letter from campaign group Child Soldiers International.

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Army recruitment age: Send us your views

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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