A Royal Navy medic has been sentenced to seven months' detention in a military correction facility after being found guilty of disobeying orders by refusing to attend rifle training because of his "moral objection" to bearing arms and the war in Afghanistan.
A Royal Navy medic has been sentenced to seven months' detention for refusing rifle training prior to deployment in Afghanistan after developing moral objections.
A medic in the Royal Navy will face court martial on Monday 4 July despite declaring that he is a conscientious objector.
ForcesWatch letter to the press
Today [Saturday 25 June] is Armed Forces Day, one of the clearest examples of the creeping militarisation of British society.
A series of meetings organised by ForcesWatch on YOUNG PEOPLE AND MILITARISM IN THE U.S. AND U.K.: CHALLENGING MILITARY PRESENCE IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES with U.S. speaker, Oskar Castro plus David Gee, Ben Griffin, School Students Against the War and others
Campaigners and churches back Armed Forces Bill amendments on recruiting children into the armed forces
Organisations and churches who have questioned the recruitment of under 18s into the armed forces are backing an amendment which could see children no longer able to enlist and bring the UK into line with international standards.