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British troops marching on Armed Forces Day

Labour leader Keir Starmer has been accused of promoting a misleading image of the UK military while marking Armed Forces Day.

Ed Bridges

Ed Bridges is at the Court of Appeal this week to challenge the use of facial recognition technology at a peaceful protest.

Statue of Arthur Harris in London

The Peace Pledge Union has reiterated calls to remove a statue of Arthur Harris, known for colonial atrocities and bombing German civilians.

UK Ministry of Defence

The Service Prosecuting Authority has dropped all but one investigation into alleged war-related crimes by UK armed forces personnel in Iraq.

Conscientious Objectors memorial stone inscription in Tavistock Square

On Friday 15th May people around the world will pause to remember all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war.

Children bombed out of their homes in the London Blitz, 1940

People with memories of World War Two are expressing fear over plans in some areas to sound air raid sirens at events to mark VE Day 75.

Dresden after the bombing of February 1945

The PPU has said that the 75th anniversary of VE Day is an occasion for remembering victims of war and learning from the past.

Nick Carter addressing the government coronavirus briefing

UK military leaders are facing criticism after General Nick Carter used a coronavirus briefing to push a pro-military and pro-nuclear agenda.

British troops marching on Armed Forces Day

Rules issued by the Ministry of Defence today ban all armed forces personnel from mentioning "defence" issues on social media without approval.

UK army recruits in training

The UK government has paused an integrated review of defence policy to focus on tackling the coronavirus pandemic. 

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