Monday, March 10, 2008

Brit Backlash Against Armed Forces


Be it indifference or a feeling bordering shame British troop involvement in Iraq is something you would rarely hear discussed on a day to day basis in Britain.

We don't suffer from the "brave troops"/"patriotism" syndrome anymore, fortunately.

Airmen have been told not to leave an RAF base in uniform to avoid being verbally abused by civilians.

Officers at RAF Wittering reported that servicemen have been taunted by people in nearby Peterborough who oppose UK involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Although military staff are encouraged to wear uniform in public, a local decision was made against doing so in the city, the Ministry of Defence said.

The government is investigating as "a matter of urgency".more

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