Hello I hope this is posted in the right section of ARRSE (forgive me if not!). We need to seek advice about signing Phase 2 papers - our lad is a Junior Soldier. Phase 2 papers are apparantly on their way to us for signature (he is 17 and will be until early Autumn). He is very much in two minds about leaving (more for leaving than against). What we need to find out is our legal rights as parents. He is convinced that if we sign Phase 2 papers he can pass out and then give notice to leave inbetween joining Phase 2 training, and be free of any repercussions. We are convinced that is not the case; we don't think that is the way the Forces work! We believe the last date he can apply for DOAR is v.early March ... but we would love him to pass out from College. (His friends are also of the opinion that they can pass-out and then leave, with no need for a lengthy notice period). Is our understanding correct? We have read that after a certain period (6 months of signing-up) they then tie junior soldiers into a legal contract which ties them up until they are 20 years of age. BTW, we are not your classic interfering parents but we are acting on his best interests (and from knowing how he feels about becoming cannon-fodder - his expression). Any help/guidance would be very much appreciated. Thank you.