18 - The former BAFF Chairman was interviewed on 'Good Morning Scotland' to discuss, with ex-soldier Wayne Sharrocks who had joined on his 17th birthday and was later wounded in Afghanistan, a report issued today by the health activist charity MedAct entitled 'The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces'. The Director of Medact had given an earlier interview. Our former Chairman was critical of the report but as the time available was curtailed by an extended item about UKIP, we have asked him to provide a short commentary reflecting BAFF policy on the recruitment of 17 and 18 year olds.
08 - British Armed Forces Federation former Chairman Douglas Young discussed with Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty, the announcement at the Conservative party conference that the UK would suspend parts of the European Convention of Human Rights before deploying troops on future operations. The discussion took place on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, with presenter Laura Maciver.