Should National Service be reintroduced in the UK?

The last person was called up for National Service in the UK in 1960.

Ever since then, there have been calls periodically to reinstate it for many reasons, but primarily to give youngsters aged between 18-20 some discipline and also to provide exercise and a different way of life.

Many people who had to go into National Service now look back on this time nostalgically but tend to forget living in huts with just a simple coal burner in the winter or the discipline and hard exercise.

As he prepares to leave his military career next month, Prince Harry has called to bring back National Service after revealing how his experience helped him.

What do you think? Do you think national service should be introduced back into the UK? Would it help teenagers with find a trade, encourage discipline and comradeship with others or does it belong in bygone eras of the 1940s and 50s?


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