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Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

Current vacancies at the Peace Pledge Union:

  • Remembrance Project Intern
  • Education Service Manager
Anti-BAE placard at Pride in Surrey

The organisers of Pride in Surrey have had participants removed for objecting to BAE Systems' sponsorship of the event.

No Pride in War banners

The UK's Bisexual Convention (BiCon) has voted overwhelmingly to rule out arms industry sponsorship and military recruitment stalls. 

Gavin Williamson

Newly appointed Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing questions over his previous support for introducing "military schools". 

Small child with military body armour being placed on her

Shocking photographs reveal that a Lincolnshire nursery dressed pre-school children in real military body armour to mark Armed Forces Day this week.

Armed Forces Day event in Liverpool, 29 June 2019

Armed Forces Day events around the UK have again seen children presented with a glamorised image of war.

A soldier inviting a small child to handle a gun at the Armed Forces Day National Event in Llandudno, 2018

The Peace Pledge Union has warned that small children will be invited to handle real weapons at Armed Forces Day events this weekend. 

Troops marching in the streets on Armed Forces Day 2018

Wiltshire Council has admitted that they are reliant on arms companies to run the National Event for Armed Forces Day in Salisbury this weekend.

BAE Systems stand at Armed Forces Day National Event in Llandudno 2018

At least eight arms companies are sponsoring the Armed Forces Day National Event this weekend, which includes a range of activities for children. 

A small child handling a machine gun on Armed Forces Day 2018, Llandudno

Teachers and parents have been sharing their fears that children will be presented with a glamorised image of war on Armed Forces Day. 

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