By Terence Bunch Published 2008-07-17 00:00:00 Last Edited 2008-07-17 00:00:00
Anti-war protesters and activists gather in the Strand, London, to hold a protest outside the British Army recruitment centre not far from Trafalgar Square.
The British Army continue to suffer chronic under-manning and are now understrength in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Many reasons have been cited for the recruitment shortages Observer and army recruiters are now offering Â£15,000 loyalty bonus payments in an attempt to shore up staff retention during the ongoing disastrous misadventure in the Middle East.
The anti-war protest comes on the day British media carry reports that the Government have also increased compensation for soldiers severely wounded during service.
The Strand, London, UK. 17th July 2008.