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These former soldiers hand back their oaths of allegiance to the Queen in public in London outside 10 Downing Street. They were sworn in as teenagers. They hand back their hats, medals and other items that represent their former role. One confesses to the role he played in Iraq attacking people in their homes taking away their menfolk to be tortured in prisons. They no longer wish to be associated with the things they were made to do while operating under their oaths of allegiance. War is not the solution, they say. How many more might join them? They are now aware of their guilt for what they did. It must be terrible to live with. You have to admire their courage in stating in public how wrong they were to trust The Queen and the government when they were young men and hand over their agreement to act under orders whatever they were told to do.
Maybe some young people thinking of swearing an oath of allegiance today might learn from seeing what has happened to these men. They should look and listen carefully. These are not small matters.
Veterans For Peace.