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Soldiers told to downplay religious aspect of Remembrance

The Army is telling UK soldiers that acts of remembrance on Armistice Day should be ‘agnostic of religious elements and separated from Remembrance Services’, according to a leaked policy document.

Nicola Laver

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Remembrance Day 2023. Source: Flickr

The 2022 document, Policy, Guidance and Instructions on Inclusive Behaviours, seen by The Telegraph, reportedly states: ‘Acts of remembrance, and others, should be inclusive and seek to avoid being conducted as a wholly religious event’ – and suggests religious services could be held afterwards.