Date: Tuesday 27th January 2015
Time: 2000hrs (8p.m.)
Location: Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome, BA1 1BE
The UK is once again taking military action in Iraq. Ben Griffin, a former SAS solider, tells why he no longer fights for “Queen and Country”, at the January Frome Stop Wars Campaign event.
Ben served with The Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland, Macedonia and Afghanistan, before joining the SAS. He deployed to Baghdad in January 2005, serving alongside American forces in operations to detain “high value targets” but became morally disillusioned with the war in Iraq and his role in it.
After three months in Baghdad he returned to the UK on leave and refused to return to Iraq or serve under American command. Ben has been active in the anti-war movement since leaving the army, speaking in schools, public meetings and at protests. In 2011 he founded Veterans For Peace UK, an organisation of former servicemen/women who campaign against war and militarism to build a more peaceful future.
Tickets available on the door (£5) Proceeds to Veterans For Peace UK
Contact Cheese and Grain for details: 01373 455 420