Jihad accomplished. What was once Afghanistan is now the commonplace reality of the United Kingdom.
Defence sources said the order had been given that uniform should not be worn by those travelling alone, or on public transport as a “common sense precaution” immediately after the killing
A source stressed the order was temporary while investigations into the killing carried on and the decision would be reviewed in the next few days.
It’s temporary until the next killing. And then it may stop being temporary. Meanwhile soldiers have had the opposite reaction.
Both current and former servicemen and women, as well as their families, have changed their profile pictures on sites like Facebook and Twitter showing themselves in their full uniform, using the hashtag #WearWithPride, in protest at the advice.
Former soldier Glenn Rees, of Maesteg in Wales, was among those who posted a picture of himself, labelling the decision “ridiculous” and accusing the government of “backing down.”
Posting on Facebook, he said: “The Government’s decision to ban military personnel wearing uniform in public whilst investigations are being carried out is ridiculous! Backing down already! Been out of the Forces for 3 years to the day … Least I could do for this innocent soldier and his family. Brothers Unite!!”