Letter: National service; LETTERS to the EDITOR.
I ENDORSE the view of R Globe re National Service (Daily Post, March 15) but not for the Asbo concept he implies. The Services have no particular need of dead-beats. But the random mixing of people from widely differing backgrounds affords each of them an education at the University of Life. The outcome usually being to acquire a sense of comradeship as part of a successful group/team which prevails despite the circumstances which they face. In peacetime, this is "the system", but in wartime it is "the enemy". I recall my own National Service in bomber command with satisfaction though not elation. However, as a taxpayer, I remain ready to fund the National Service scheme, with very few if any exemptions from enlistment.
J Sargent, via email
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Mar 16, 2007|
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