armed forces day

  • June 24, 2011

    Edinburgh will be awash with military symbolism and celebration today (25 June 2011), as the city hosts the national event for Armed Forces Day - which David Cameron last year said should be “an explosion of red white and blue all over the country.” That thought may cause SNP First Minister Alex Salmond at least a moment's hiccup as he stands next to the PM on the podium!

  • June 24, 2011
  • June 24, 2011

    Quakers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, have chosen to offer an 'Alternative View' exhibition on Armed Forces Day.

  • October 11, 2010

    Quakers and Unitarians have welcomed an Early Day Motion calling on Parliament to raise the age of recruitment into the armed forces to eighteen.

  • June 27, 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • June 26, 2010

    A page of resources from Ekklesia to help churches and other civil society groups and individuals engage with Armed Forces Day in a way that more accurately reflects the belief of many that war is no solution - and indeed that what we need are more unarmed services - those with professional conflict transformation and resolution skills - operating in conflict zones.

  • June 26, 2010

    As hundreds of local events and a massive media campaign get underway for the second Armed Forces Day, peace-building NGOs are urging government to invest in conflict transformation.

  • June 24, 2010

    The Prime Minister is using Armed Forces Day to avoid difficult questions about war and security, according to leading peacemaking Christian NGO the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

  • June 22, 2010

    David Cameron’s desire to wrap himself in the flag, and to beat a war drum for military force as the “front and centre of our national life”, fails to engage key policy issues on the Afghan conflict and to acknowledge research findings about the public’s desire for more realistic ways of remembering the victims of war, says the Christian political thinktank Ekklesia.

  • September 10, 2009

    A third of parents would discourage their children from joining the army according to a new poll, despite the investment of millions of pounds to boost the image of the armed forces.