Selective secrecy: AOAV criticises UK Minister Johnny Mercer’s lack of transparency on military misconduct

Minister Johnny Mercer outlined alleged British military misconducts in a 2021 interview but then denied FOI request and later.refused to disclose similar information to an independent inquiry.

Retired senior officers accuse British military of being ‘woke’. But how valid are their concerns?

Amidst a polarized debate on diversity and national security, retired senior officers’ critique of “obsessive racialising” in the British military contrasts sharply with the need for systemic reforms to address ingrained issues of discrimination and underrepresentation.

AOAV reviews the first, comprehensive study on servicewomen’s experiences after sexual assault in the British military

This ground-breaking report presents a thorough and empathetic exploration of the challenges faced by servicewomen in the aftermath of sexual assault within the British military, calling for significant institutional reforms.

Opinion: having the army on standby as police firearm officers only risks exacerbating systemic issues

Met Police firearms officers have handed in their weapons over concern that one of their own has been charged with the murder of 24-year-old Chris Kaba

UK-manufactured Challenger 2 Tank reported destroyed in Ukraine conflict

A British-made Challenger 2 tank has been confirmed as damaged in Ukraine, marking its first verified deployment since Russia’s 2022 invasion, according to verified social media footage and Western defense sources.

British Army Corporal sentenced for rape of colleague: a disturbing case sheds light on ongoing issues

The case of Corporal Daniel Conway, a British Army soldier convicted of raping a colleague, underscores the urgent need for comprehensive reforms to address the pervasive issue of sexual assault and misconduct within the military, as highlighted by broader testimonies revealing a disturbing pattern of misconduct and institutional misogyny.

Coup leader completed UK military leadership course weeks before forcefully seizing power

Political speakers included Armed Forces Minister James Heappey and House of Commons Defence Select Committee Chair Tobias Ellwood and Vice Chair John Spellar.

No UK troops above law, PM says after claims about SAS

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that no British military personnel are “above the law” amid allegations of unlawful killings by the SAS in Afghanistan, following a recent AOAV and BBC Panorama investigation.