Being true to myself

Rhiannon Grant discusses her decision to leave Girlguiding

‘Travel to distant and exotic places. Meet interesting and exciting people, and then kill them.’ Spike Milligan once offered this as a parody of a military recruitment campaign, which is still very much in use. One of the more worrying forms it has taken is the involvement of the armed forces in schools, youth work and community groups, where military activities are presented as ‘exciting’.

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