articles about recruitment

18/07/2018 ForcesWatch comment

Today is a significant day in the Deepcut tragedy – when a family affected by the loss of their child during training at the army barracks may finally get some sense of understanding and justice after many years of battling against the military's lack of accountability.

We explore some of the problems that allowed the toxic environment of Deepcut to develop and continue to persist today and why raising the age of recruitment would provide a significant part of the solution.

30/06/2018 ForcesWatch comment

As support for the military is paraded in streets across the UK at Armed Forces Day events, politicians charged with fighting the military's corner are waging their own war on public and political opinion.

28/06/2018 Leicester for Peace

Leicester for Peace report on their 'War hurts everybody' vigil at Leicester Armed Forces Day on was 23 June.

Young children were being encouraged to handle the weapons, despite the Mayor's previous assurances that this would stop. While many passers-by thanked them for being there, the Army asked the police to stop them photographing the recruitment display.

08/06/2018 The Guardian

The British army has targeted recruitment material at “stressed and vulnerable” 16-year-olds via social media on and around GCSE results day, the Guardian can reveal.

22/05/2018 ForcesWatch and Ambrose Musiyiwa

We interviewed poet and campaigner Ambrose Musiyiwa for Peace News on militarisation in Leicester and how local people are acting to resist militarism.

A soldier gives a machine gun demonstration to a child in Leicester city centre.

15/05/2018 The Guardian

Drive to fast-track late joiners at AFC Harrogate led to issues including skewing staff/student ratios in dangerous activities.

06/05/2018 The Guardian

The army has been accused of manipulating teenage soldiers by spoonfeeding them identikit quotes to be used in local and regional newspaper articles extolling life in the military.

10/01/2018 ForcesWatch comment on the 2018 British Army recruitment advertising campaign

ForcesWatch comment on the 2018 British Army recruitment advertising campaign: We welcome any commitments and improvements the military makes to the welfare of soldiers but caution that the reality of military life is not accurately represented in this new campaign, and that the welfare of recruits into the Army should not be overlooked.

02/11/2017 ForcesWatch comment

We report from the day of talks and workshops to launch the Take Action on Militarism pack which is designed to equip and support those challenging militarism in their communities.

09/10/2017 ForcesWatch comment

Our article, published in Schools Week, critiques the social impact report being used by the MoD to validate the expansion of cadets in state schools.

Cadet units are not a social panacea but a recruitment tool.

cadets, recruitment