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05/04/2019

With the stationing of British troops in Brunei, the UK government has a powerful hand to play in challenging the new anti-LGBTQ+ law imposed by the Sultan.

Contact your MP to ask them to attend the parliamentary debate on LGBTQ+ rights in Brunei.

equality
27/02/2019

A report published today (27 February 2019) critiques the armed forces’ marketing practice in selling their careers to vulnerable adolescents. This comes in the wake of the Army's controversial new 'Snowflake' recruiting campaign.

14/02/2019

We look at the Lost Heroines campaign by specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp which highlights some of the issues facing women in the military, with a particular focus on sexual harassment.

equality, risks
11/02/2019

With the recent reporting about relaxed rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, we take a quick look at some of the key questions around the allegations of abuse and killing by UK troops.

01/02/2019

We welcome Liberty's Second Rate Justice report and the launch of their new Human Rights Helpline for the UK Armed Forces.

recruitment age, risks
31/01/2019

The armed forces are engaging in 'war games', reservists will be mobilised and Brexit planners are reportedly looking at the possibility of martial law in the event of a no-deal. 

military in society
28/01/2019

While some may find it gratifying to see young people – who are often unfairly portrayed as listless and sluggish – moving around with purpose and urgency, military conditioning can have damaging long-term effects.

This article was first published in The Independent

recruitment age
04/01/2019

Marketing careers which involve unique risks should be approached with a sense of social responsibility, acknowledging what is in the best interests of the target audience as well as the recruitment interests of the military.

This article was originally published in The Metro

20/12/2018

2018 has been the centenary year of the Royal Air Force. While many think of the RAF in the sepia tones of the Battle of Britain, and the RAF leans heavily on a mystique that sets it apart from the army and navy, there is far more to be said about the service. We explore the role it has played in the last 100 years in bringing the asymmetry of air power to conflicts with often devastating effect.

ww1 commemoration
10/11/2018

The century since the end of the First World War has seen significant development in thinking around war trauma. We explore what the current lack of recognition of moral injury and the part it plays in mental health says about our attitude to war and serving personnel.