2500 UK vets
jailed in 2016
18 March 2017
Ben Griffin from
Peace UK speaks at release of Chilcott enquiry
UK soldier who died in Iraq speaks and Corbyn's
If I was Prime
lawyer against British war crimes
18 May 2014
National Service Bill
15 May 2014
Abuse by UK forces in Iraq goes to International Court
12 January 2014
Ben Griffin (Veterans
For Peace UK) speaks out against
fighting for Queen & Country
25 November 2013
UK army investigated
for Iraq deaths
31 January 2013
Veterans for Peace UK
revealed secret torture in Iraq
7 February 2012
Ben Griffin: Poppy Appeal is a
political tool to support current wars.
7 November 2010
Poppies and 'Heroes'
is nothing heroic about being blown up in a vehicle...being
shot in an ambush....or fighting in an unnecessary
US UK War Crimes: More leukemia in Iraq than after Hiroshima
result of the US-UK use of depleted uranium, white
phosphorus and nerve gas in its weaponry.
Motion in Scotland
Another British soldier speaks out against the war
The British army uses up and spits out young working class
men in pursuit of their bloody, illegal wars, says
ex-soldier Ross Williams, jailed for being absent without
leave from the Iraq war.
Iraq war veteran: Haunted,
in prison, now homeless
John Dale's life unravelled two years ago, when 20 years of
military service brought nightmares and flashbacks
5 July 2010
More than 17,000 episodes of troops going Awol since 2003.
Official figures from the MoD show that there were more than
2,000 cases of soldiers going absent without leave (awol)
last year, with 17,470 incidents recorded since the Iraq
invasion in 2003
Revealed: the hidden army in
More veterans in
justice system than soldiers serving in Afghanistan - study
MoD loses battlefield rights case.
The judgement the MoD appealed against said "right to life" meant it
had a legal duty to supply proper equipment.
rulings centred on a case brought by the family of Pte Jason Smith,
who died of heatstroke while serving with the Territorial Army in
Iraq in 2003. 18 May
Thousands join Army to escape recession. The Army is nearing
full strength for the first time in a generation as the recession is
prompting thousands of young people to sign up. Recruitment rose by
14 per cent in the six months to March 31 compared with a year
earlier. It is expected to reach full strength in 2011 after years
in which it struggled to win recruits.
9 May 2009
MoD doctor: we've no idea how
many troops suffer from trauma. One of the country's
most senior military psychiatrists admitted yesterday that the
Government has "no idea" how big a problem it faces in the number of
traumatised troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
17 March 2009
DEEPCUT opens to critical acclaim.
Tricycle's] matchless record in exposing injustice continues with a
drama that stirs our indignation" writes
Billington in The Guardian.
13 March 2009
Soldiers rally to VC hero's defence.
Fellow soldiers decorated for their
service in the Iraq war have thrown their weight behind calls by
Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry VC for more help for troops suffering
from mental trauma. Their intervention came as it was revealed
yesterday that young veterans of conflicts are three times more
likely than civilians to kill themselves.
2 March 2009
training instructors suspended after bullying exposé
Five Army training
instructors accused in an undercover BBC documentary of bullying
recruits have been suspended while military authorities carry
out investigations. The men, all ranked corporal, are alleged to
have verbally and physically abused young soldiers at the Army's
biggest training base at Catterick, North
19 September 2008
reveals massive number of ex-service personnel behind bars
PROBATION union NAPO warned on
Sunday that up to 8,500 former armed services personnel are
serving sentences in British prisons. The union said that its
figures show that about one in every 11 prisoners used to be in
the armed forces and complained of a lack of support for such
people when they leave the services.
31 August 2008
How Britain wages war,
The military has created a wall of silence around its frequent
resort to barbaric practices, including torture, and goes out of
its way to avoid legal scrutiny.
12 July 2008
Nearly half of service personnel consider quitting because of plummeting morale, poor equipment
and low pay, a Ministry of Defence survey of more than 24,000
military personnel has found.
10 July 2008
Discrimination against military to become crime
The Government is
to bring in new laws making it a criminal offence to
discriminate against people in military uniform and impose extra
penalties on those convicted of assault or harassment of service
20 May 2008
The military: your
kids are next
The study, which has
the full backing of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, also recommends
a national Armed Forces Day and legislation to make
discrimination against uniformed personal a criminal offence.
19 May 2008
Forced to fight in fear: the plight of girl soldiers
More than 100,000 girls – some
as young as nine – are being forced to fight in wars all over
13 May 2008
Teachers to ban armed
forces from classrooms
Army recruitment campaigns will be stopped. TEACHERS vowed yesterday to stop
military recruitment campaigns in schools that promote pro-war
Iraq: teachers told to rewrite history
Ministry of Defence accused of sending propaganda to schools
14 March 2008
Mothers ask Lords to order Iraq inquiry
government exposed soldiers to the risk of death by failing to
take sufficient steps to ensure that its proposed invasion of
Iraq was lawful, Britain's highest court was told yesterday.
12 February 2008
can teach a man to kill but not to see dying'
speaks frankly 10
Army plays down drop of 30% in recruits
We don't pay our private
soldiers enough and then there is the long shadow cast by Iraq
1 October 2007
The hidden scars of war:
one in 10 British combat veterans suffers from mental illness
Longer tours of duty and fewer resources to help traumatised
soldiers are creating a time bomb, says head of mental health
As many as one in 10 soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan – a
much higher proportion than previously expected – will develop a
mental health problem due to the stress and horror of combat,
according to the head of one of Britain's leading forces' health
30 September 2007
Soldiers' families win Iraq war
Rose Gentle, whose
19-year-old son Gordon was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra in
June 2004, also welcomed the ruling. "He was in Iraq to fight
for his country, but I now know he should never have been sent
there. He died for nothing," Mrs Gentle said.
26 July 2006
Soldier who quit over Iraq turns
author to reveal army discontent
that three quarters of his fellow soldiers from one of the
Army's toughest infantry regiments were opposed to the war.
Soldiers to get £1,300
'bounty' for recruiting friends
Soldiers are being paid a "bounty" of £1,300 to persuade friends
to join the. Army because officers believe the conflict in Iraq
is making parents turn their children away from the forces.