One In Five Junior Entrants Leave Forces Before 18 Years Of Age

Posted on March 7, 2019

During 2016/17, more than 21% of under 18s in the Navy left before they were 18, 20% of Army under 18s left before reaching the age, while more than 7% of under 18s left the RAF before their 18th birthday.

The amount of young recruits leaving the military peaked in 2009/10 (the earliest period for which statistics were provided), while the fewest left service in 2012/13.

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At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • More than 2 years before you depart? (40%, 6 Votes)
  • 2 years before departure? (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (13%, 2 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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