Armed Forces

  • 16 Jan 2014

    My radio alarm clock woke me this morning with the news that the USA’s former defence secretary, Robert Gates, has criticised the cuts that are being made to military spending in the UK.

  • 30 Sep 2013

    Forces Watch will hold an information-sharing and networking event, Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK, in London on 19 October at Friends House, London.

  • 12 Jan 2012

    Is there no limit to the number of exploitative and violent institutions that Stonewall is prepared to endorse? Having already made awards to the likes of Goldman Sachs and the Royal Navy, Stonewall yesterday gave prizes to Ernst & Young, Barclay’s and MI5 for their supposedly gay-friendly employment practices.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    The red poppy has been compromised by political expediency and popular sentiment, suggests Jill Segger. Can we step past the current construct and rediscover the enduring meaning of remembrance and its potential to remodel our future?

  • 12 Oct 2011

    Naval medic Michael Lyons' appeal over being sentenced to seven months in military correction centre for disobeying orders takes place at 10.30am on Thursday 13 October 2011, at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.

  • 12 Oct 2011

    A medic in the Royal Navy who was detained at court martial in July this year will appeal his conviction at the High Court on Thursday 13 October.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Forces Watch is running a series of events to launch its new campaign questioning armed forces recruitment in schools.

  • 25 Jun 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!

  • 24 Jun 2011
  • 24 Jun 2011

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