2014

09/12/2015

Documentation of recent  Veterans for Peace UK events, especially four members yesterday discarding their war medals outside Downing Street yesterday in a powerful protest agains the UK bombing of Syria.

08/12/2015

The Army has failed to attract enough young recruits in 9 of the last 10 years, and is looking to change this by emphasising the Army's non-combat work. ForcesWatch are concerned this could lead to the further overlooking of the fact that combat is the raison d'être of the armed forces.

08/12/2015

The Citizenship Foundation has questioned the obligation on schools to teach 'British values'. This comes at a time when evidence has emerged that Muslim students are afraid to question the government or the media in school for fear of being labelled extremists.

23/11/2015

Two recent examples of armed forces visits to primary schools; are such visits appropriate?

23/11/2015

Two recent articles have championed the Combined Cadet Force. We note some concerns that they deny/overlook.

16/11/2015

Our Education Worker Owen spoke at an event in Stroud on the concerns raised by the military's growing influence in the education system, and gave a short video interview, talking about our work.

11/11/2015

We explore remembrance within education in the context of the plethora of military activities, commemorations, celebrations and military values that schools are being encouraged to take on. And, in the light of, the absence of a compulsory and organised curriculum of peace education within UK schools, our new report shows.

09/11/2015

Concern over No 10’s ‘military ethos in schools’ initiative is prompting charities to press the government over its commitment to the UN children’s treaty

07/11/2015

London's first Military Preparation College - the UK's 18th - has been set up. ForcesWatch have a few concerns.

04/11/2015

Government figures indicate that, since the Military Ethos in schools projects were announced in 2012, over £38 million of new funding has been awarded to them. Most of this new funding comes from the Department for Education. A further £50 million was pledged by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the July 2015 budget for expanding cadet units in state schools to 2020.