Army want Armistice Day to be less Christian
Soldiers have been told to make Remembrance commemorations more 'inclusive' by making them less Christian.
Official Army policy states that they should avoid making Armistice Day events on November 11 'wholly religious' to avoid offending veterans of other religions and none.
It came as it was revealed the Armed Forces are employing growing numbers of diversity and inclusion officers at a time when troop numbers have reached extremely low levels.
The British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (RAF) have more than 40 staff working full-time on improving equality, with more to be recruited soon – even though Ministers have vowed to crack down on 'woke non-jobs'.
The 'Policy, Guidance and Instructions on Inclusive Behaviours', first published in June 2022, says that 'Acts of Remembrance should be agnostic of religious elements and separated from Remembrance Services'.
A dozen ex-senior officers have written to the Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, branding the policy 'a particular insult to our ancestors who fought and died to lead the world in ending slavery'.
The group of retirees, which includes Major General Julian Thompson, Rear Admiral Roger Lane-Nott and Lieutenant General Sir Henry Beverly, said the UK's 'civic culture on November 11 is sacred, Christian, tolerant and inclusive on our terms'.