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    Hey so I'm 16 and want to join the army. I want to join the army now so I can get away from home. Is there anyway I can do that. My parents are going to kick me out at 18 but I want to go out now but won't run away. I would like to earn money with joining the army as well so that I can buy a house. Is there anyway that I can join now though and by the way I'm a girl from Manchester.
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    (Original post by Tanyamintu)
    Hey so I'm 16 and want to join the army. I want to join the army now so I can get away from home. Is there anyway I can do that. My parents are going to kick me out at 18 but I want to go out now but won't run away. I would like to earn money with joining the army as well so that I can buy a house. Is there anyway that I can join now though and by the way I'm a girl from Manchester.
    You can't join the Army when under 18 without your parents' permission.

    There are ways of doing it, the Army has various routes in, but all of which require your parents to sign off on it - you can't do it on your own until you're 18+.
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    Actually my parents know but I just need to know how to join another way then ?
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    (Original post by Tanyamintu)
    Actually my parents know but I just need to know how to join another way then ?
    What do you mean another way?
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    Like in the cadets but they won't give money, right ?
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    (Original post by Tanyamintu)
    Like in the cadets but they won't give money, right ?
    There's the reserves, but you can't sign up for them until you're 18. Plus, it's part time, so you wouldn't be leaving your parents.


    Contact the Army careers service, online or by phone, they'll direct you, but your options are massively limited because of your age.
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    You can't join the Army when under 18 without your parents' permission.

    There are ways of doing it, the Army has various routes in, but all of which require your parents to sign off on it - you can't do it on your own until you're 18+.
    I always found it rather contradictory that you can legally move out of your parents home and go your own way in the world at 16 but you cannot join the military without their consent at 16 and have to wait until you're 18 🙄

    Sense makes none.
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    (Original post by Ninja Squirrel)
    I always found it rather contradictory that you can legally move out of your parents home and go your own way in the world at 16 but you cannot join the military without their consent at 16 and have to wait until you're 18 🙄

    Sense makes none.
    Various UN rules on child soldiers make it a weird one.
    Add to the that is the fact that anybody who does sign up at that age has to sign up again when they turn 18, and they can't go overseas at all until then - even if their regiment is off on a ski trip to the Alps, they're not allowed to go. And obviously, they can't go anywhere near operations until they're 18.
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    Okay well thanks anyways
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    (Original post by Tanyamintu)
    Okay well thanks anyways
    Have a look at the Army's website (and the RAF and RN) and see what appeals. There are options, you're just limited for a little while.
 
 
 
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