National Service should be brought back, say two thirds of the British public

The survey found that 66 percent of brits supported the reintroduction of National Service.

While the period of compulsory service in the Armed Forces was phased out in the UK by 1963, two-thirds of Britons said that they would support its reintroduction, with many believing that it should be compulsory. 

The survey, carried out for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association to mark Armed Forces Day today assessed 2,000 British people aged over 16 and found 66 percent of people supported the reintroduction of National Service, with 51 percent of those saying that it should be completed over a two-year period.

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