soldier quits Army in disgust at 'illegal' American tactics in
Mr Griffin eventually told SAS commanders at Hereford that he
could not take part in a war which he regarded as "illegal".
Dear Mr Blair, why are you
afraid to meet us?
As two more British soldiers die in Iraq,
The Independent publishes an open letter from bereaved
relatives to the Prime Minister,
01 March 2006
RAF officer faces
court martial over Iraq war
An RAF officer faces
a court martial for refusing to serve in Iraq on the grounds that the
invasion of the country was illegal, defence officials said yesterday.
17 October 2005
Big rise in
deserters 'fuelled by Iraq war'
The number of soldiers to desert the army or go absent without leave has
more than doubled over the past year, the Ministry of Defence has
13 April 2005
Army blames Iraq for drop in recruits
The anti-war movement is exacerbating our
recruitment problems. 19 December
families stage Downing Street protest
Among the relatives is Rose Gentle, whose
19-year-old son. Gordon, a Royal Highland Fusilier, was killed by a
roadside bomb near Basra in June. She was hoping to meet Mr Blair in
person to press home the demand for troops to be withdrawn.
reveal families' grief - and anger
MPs had sons out there fighting they would soon bring them home.
Gordon died for oil'
"My big brother died at
the age of 18, and what for? A war over oil and money. I think
that you should withdraw all of our soldiers from Iraq. After all,
it's not our war, it's America's." 28
who refused to fight in Iraq loses appeal
A reservist airman who
refused to take part in the Iraq war because he did not want to
fight against fellow Muslims lost his appeal.
as 17 year old British soldier refuses to fight in Iraq
Generals fear army
top brass are so worried about the growing feeling among soldiers
and their families against the war in Iraq
accused on Iraq killings
One family was offered about $1,000 (£530)
for the death of Waleed Fayayi Muzban
21 February 2004
renews attack after meeting Hoon
Mrs Roberts, whose husband
Steven was shot dead after being ordered to hand back his flak
jacket, also bitterly attacked the Government for failing to
provide adequate protection for troops.
Blair, I hold you personally responsible for my son's death
My son would be here now if war
hadn't been declared. 14 July 2003
British soldiers sent home after protesting at civilian deaths
British soldiers in Iraq have been ordered home after objecting to
the conduct of the war. It is understood they have been sent home
for protesting that the war is killing innocent civilians.
happens when UK soldiers refuse to fight? They get Locked up, harassed
and lied to. Armed services' help-group At Ease opened their
confidential case files for the first time. 26 May 2003
soldiers' lives at risk
Up to 55 per cent of all soldiers
have had to buy their own kit because supplies are inadequate