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    Unarmed Forces Day 2010

    by earwicga on 26th June, 2010 at 8:43 pm    

    Via Quakers in Britain

    Britain’s second Armed Forces Day will take place on 26 June 2009 - initiated by the government in order to raise the public profile of the armed forces. The Armed Forces Day website  billed it as “an opportunity for the nation to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community”.

    Given the already huge public support the armed forces enjoy as well as the enormous sums of money spent on war and military solutions to conflict, QPSW and others felt it a good time to focus more on the alternatives to the armed forces in part by calling for an Unarmed Forces Day: Unarmed Forces Day press release - 22nd June 2009

    Below are a list of resources for Armed Forces Day [please see here for a long list of resources and websites]

    Useful information for those considering joining the armed forces:

    ‘Informed Choice’ is an independent report on the subject of armed forces recruitment practices in the UK.

    Before You Sign Up is a website for people thinking of joining the armed forces - it offers impartial advice and recommended questions to ask recruiters.

    Meanwhile, the ConDem coalition are performing a u-turn on the promises they made to screen for and support personnel with PTSD.

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    1. blackwatertown — on 28th June, 2010 at 11:44 am  

      This is interesting. I had not heard of Unarmed Forces day before.

    2. fugstar — on 29th June, 2010 at 1:03 pm  

      i love quakers! this kinda thing could only come them them.

    3. mostly harmless — on 6th July, 2010 at 10:07 am  

      Yes a celebration of how efficiently we can kill - a day of mourning rather than celebration would be more appropriate.

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