armed forces day

  • 26 Jun 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.

  • 24 Jun 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.

  • 22 Jun 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.

  • 10 Sep 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.

  • 28 Jun 2009

    As Cardiff was officially announced as host for the second annual Armed Forces Day celebrations in 2010, the government was urged to develop a defence policy focused on conflict resolution.

  • 27 Jun 2009

    Today is the UK's first Armed Forces Day. It is a thinly veiled attempt to deflect scrutiny of politicians who have made disastrous decisions about war, says Symon Hill. But sentiment is no substitute for accountability.

  • 27 Jun 2009

    The UK's first Armed Forces Day has got underway this morning amidst controversy over the agenda behind it. Critics suggest that the government is using the Day to avoid the real issues around its military policies.

  • 23 Jun 2009

    The British government needs to make a clean break over the true cost and consequences of its recent military intervention policies, says the think-tank Ekklesia, which is calling for major investment in alternative, non-violent initiatives to tackle escalating global conflicts.

  • 23 Jun 2009

    Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in the UK for the first time on 27 June 2009. Savi Hensman asks whether the government's rhetoric is matched by reality.

  • 23 Jun 2009

    War and armed violence is taking an alarming toll on civilians in conflict-affected countries across the globe, according to new findings published by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today.