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Book help please

#1 Post by TK72 » Sun 14 Jun, 2015 4:34 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm a writer and in the book I'm writing at the minute (YA fiction - aimed at teens) one of my characters joins the army in the mid-80s. Am I right in thinking you can join up at 16? If so, what's the training process? Are there different phases, ie basic training then more specialist training?

I was thinking that if he joined up in 1985 then he might be sent to Northern Ireland, but I'm not sure when.

Apologies if I've got any of this wrong and thanks for your time :)

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Re: Book help please

#2 Post by Tab » Mon 15 Jun, 2015 7:35 pm

He would n ot have been allowed to go to Northern Ireland at that time till he was 18 years old.

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#3 Post by TK72 » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 4:12 pm

OK, thanks. So if he joined at 16 in 1985 he could have gone over in 87?

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#4 Post by Tab » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 10:34 pm

Once he is 18 years of age he can wind up any where

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#5 Post by TK72 » Wed 17 Jun, 2015 10:47 am

Thank you.

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