Ordinary Brits face call-up if UK goes to war with Russia because military is too small, Army chief says amid WW3 threat

January 25, 2024

BRITS could face a call-up if the UK goes to war with Russia because the "military is too small", an Army chief has warned. It comes just days after a Nato chief warned Brits could face conscription as the threat of all-out war with Russia loomed. Mandatory military service was introduced during the First World War after the government passed the Military Service Act in 1916. Nato recently announced its biggest call-up in decades as 90,000 troops prepare to begin World War 3 drills. Conscription helped greatly to increase the number of men in active service during the first year of World War 2.