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Explosion of a US-led coalition bomb in Syria

This morning people in the UK woke to the news that the Royal Air Force had joined with US and French air forces to carry out yet more bombing in Syria. 

Image of a soldier talking to children

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of promoting politically biased schooling after announcing new plans to encourage a “military ethos” in British

Teenagers in military uniform marching in Llandudno

The revelation that instructors at an army training college have been investigated dozens of times for alleged abuse and ill-treatment has triggered fresh calls for the armed forces to lose their power to maintain their own police forces and run their own criminal trials.

Belford Military Court Centre

Court-martial proceedings against 16 army instructors accused of abusing teenage boys have collapsed, with all charges dropped in the army's own court.

Belford Military Court Centre

As 16 army instructors face a court-martial tomorrow (Monday 12 February) for allegedly abusing teenage recruits, critics have asked why the armed forces are the only employers in the UK allowed to conduct their own criminal trials.

Army information stand in a school, Ayrshire

The UK army has been accused of misleading potential recruits with a new recruitment campaign that promises emotional support within the army. 

PPU supporter packing white poppies

As 2017 draws to a close, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has confirmed that the number of white poppies distributed this year was the second highest in any year since white poppies were founded in 1933.

Sam Walton addresses the ceremony

White poppy wearers have held an Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony only a short walk from the official ceremony at the Cenotaph. 

White poppy wreath

White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. 

Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse outside court

Two members of the Peace Pledge Union have been declared Not Guilty of criminal damage after a court heard how they were attempting to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi use in Yemen.

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