Foreign nationals to be allowed to join armed forces without having lived in UK amid recruitment crisis


Ministry of Defence scraps residency requirements in bid to tackle shortfall

  • Peter Stubley
  • Independent

Commonwealth citizens who do not live in the UK will be allowed to join the British armed forces in greater numbers as part of a bid to tackle a growing recruitment crisis.

The Ministry of Defence has revised residence requirements in the hope of attracting an extra 1,350 personnel a year to the army, navy and air force.

At least 8,200 are needed to fill the biggest shortfall in the full time military in a decade, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO)…

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