Red Hand Day is a movement to prevent child soldiers. By which it means ‘anybody under the age of 18’ and ‘any form of military activity, whether armed or not’. Obviously, other countries are the worst culprits, and in many countries there is a real problem, but there is also a problem here in England; the Army recruits soldiers at 16 and cadets as young as 12; any kind of cadet force with a military focus is inappropriate. If you teach children that a job in the military is an acceptable career choice, there will be no peace in the world.