Monday, 15 October 2012
Stalybridge and Hyde MP slams Army threat to court martial Fusiliers who protest at Parliament
An MP has slammed an Army threat to court martial soldiers who march on Parliament this week as part of the campaign to save a historic battalion. More than 400 current and former squaddies will descend on Westminster on Thursday to oppose plans to axe the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The M.E.N, which has led the campaign against the move, will hand in a 15,000-strong petition calling for a rethink.
Army top brass have indicated they could discipline or even court martial serving soldiers who join the protest while wearing uniform. It comes just weeks after uniformed soldiers were ordered to leave a ‘save our Fusiliers’ protest in Bury in the face of a similar threat. Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge and Hyde MP, said Read full article by clicking here.
Well said Johnny Reynolds MP. These historic units should not be closed down for short term financial reasons. Tameside Citizen