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.
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