Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Give Young Time in Army; Letters

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Give Young Time in Army; Letters

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DID Hammond and Cameron, in their wisdom, ever think what they were doing when they reduced our armed services by 80,000? I am sure I can't be the only person who is worried about North Korea and America - two megalomaniacs playing with "ballistic missiles".

We have ISIS, Falklands and Gibraltar to contend with, as well as keeping everyone in the UK safe.

Hammond thought he might make up the numbers by using the TA!

Well that went to hell in a handcart because most of the TA lads and lasses left as well in support of all our services and no one is joining. Just like I said years ago!

Now I know we have a problem with 16-25 year old males who have little or no education and can't find employment, so they are just hanging around on the streets or getting off their faces on alcohol and drugs. So maybe it may be time to bring back National Service. …

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