On Armed Forces Day members of VFP from all over the UK hit the streets of London. We handed out counter recruitment flyers based on our new website (DON’T JOIN THE ARMY) and engaged in conversations with the public on the aspects of military service that you won’t find out about in the Army Careers office or on their website.
The army is not only trying to lure in people as young as 16, they are also attempting to capture the imagination of our society. They want us to believe that all soldiers are heroes. That army life is all fun. That we go to war to defend the people of this country. This just ain’t true.
Unlike the official recruitment material our website reveals the negative aspects of army service. If you know anyone who is thinking about joining the army or if you know a school which invites the army in to speak to children then please direct them towards our website.