Instead of standing up to defend itself, Britain cowers in submission, and curtails its activities in the face of jihad threats. Instead of saying, “Be aware, be resolute, be proud of who you are and ready to defend yourself,” the British authorities tell cadets: “No uniform when travelling to and from cadet activities.”
As Britain gallops toward ruin, that is as suitable an epitaph as any. “No uniform when travelling to and from cadet activities.” I.e., don’t stand up for who you are, but scuttle around in fear and hope you don’t catch the eye of one of the protected class who hates the British military.
That is the Subjugated Isle, December 2014.
But these are just children, you will say — not full-fledged military personnel. They can’t be expected to defend themselves against jihad attacks. Very well. Then the British military should protect them. Instead of “No uniform when travelling to and from cadet activities,” why not make arrangements to protect those traveling to and from cadet activities, and thereby send the strong signal that these random jihad attacks will not be tolerated? Not feasible, you say? Maybe take a bit of the funding from “outreach to the Muslim community” activities to finance studies to determine how this could be done.
“Army cadets told to avoid wearing military uniform in public amid fears of terror attacks,” by David Collins, Mirror, December 13, 2014 (thanks to Thomas Pellow):
Children in school cadet forces have been warned not to wear their army uniform in public amid fears of a terror attack.
Pupils were also told to carry out searches of training areas and accommodation before setting up camp.
A notice published on a Facebook group told individual units to ensure with “immediate effect” that “appropriate security measures” were put into place in all detachments.
The warnings come just days after serving soldiers were told not to wear their uniform outside barracks.
It comes amid fears of a copycat attack following last year’s murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in south-east London.
They were also told not to let strangers know that they are serving in the British Army.
Earlier this week, police were also warned not to wear their uniforms off-duty following an ‘anonymous but credible’ telephone threat.
Warning: Young army cadets have been told not to wear their military garb in public
A source said: “It is such a terrible shame that children are being told not to wear their uniforms. It is sad they can’t proudly walk the streets.”
The threat level for the armed forces was raised from “substantial” to “severe” last week, meaning a terrorist attack on military personnel is highly likely.
An MoD spokesman said the same security measures that applied to serving personnel also applied to cadet forces across the country.
In light of the revised terror threat level, a spokesman for the Middlesex and North West London Army Cadet Force issued a six-point list for managing security for children across the region.
The directives issued to more than 1,000 cadets included: “No uniform when travelling to and from cadet activities.”
Another rule told members to maintain “vigilance when travelling including at motorway service stations… hence civilian clothes when travelling”.
Others warned them to “ensure vehicles are guarded or parked in a secure area” and “carry out searches of training areas, ranges and accommodation before occupation”.
They were also told to ensure all accommodation was secure when not in use and to report any suspicious activity.
Military officials took to Twitter to warn cadets not to wear their uniform.
A spokesman for the 235 Westminster Cadet Detachment wrote: “Reminder not to travel into the unit in uniform. Bring it in a bag and change in the unit.”
Whitehall officials are understood to have noticed increased “chatter” among jihadists wanting to carry out a beheading or other high-profile attack on a serving soldier….