The number of people under 18 years old who applied to join the Army in financial years 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18 and who have since started basic training before 1 October 2018 are detailed in the table below.
Of which started basic training
Figures are for Regular soldiers who were under the age of 18 at the time of their application. Some will have turned 18 before starting basic training.
Some of the applicants above will still be in the process of joining the Army.
Please note that these figures are single Service estimates and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics. They have been rounded to the nearest 10.