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SSAFA Statistical Survey of UK Public Attitudes Towards Ex Service Personnel

DefenceSynergia (DS) is grateful to The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) for permission to reproduce their worrying findings when they recently polled civil recruiters and members of the public on the subject of retired British Armed Forces personnel. The DS perception, which follows on from our view that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not communicate with the general public too well, is that something is going very terribly wrong if recruiters and workers in the general population are now associating ex-servicemen with mental health issues. (more…)

DefenceSynergia – The Communicating of Defence

During the early days of WW2, the Royal Air Force was tasked to drop propaganda leaflets over Germany as a means of communicating directly with the German people. A Fleet Street journalist asked to publish a copy of one of the leaflets but was told by a Civil Servant, without irony, that they could not be published in England as they were classified! The situation has not much improved since. (more…)

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