Thousands of veterans march against extremism and offer to form unarmed ‘Home Guard’


Long-servings Against Terrorism, which already boasts 8,500 members, require press the Government to take firmer action against the 3,000 suspected Muslim extremists burning in Britain when they present a petition to Downing Street on August 5. 

They choice then stage a 30,000-strong march through Westminster to Trafalgar Arrange. 

The group staged a similar march last month in Manchester. 

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Thousands of veterans have joined a campaign to fight the threat of jihadists in Britain

Members final night told of their “sheer frustration” after fighting jihadist agglomerations overseas to find on their return that radical Muslims on guaranty watch lists are roaming free. 

They offered to form an weaponless “Home Guard” to support the police. 

Organiser Dan McDevitt said: “We demand more than 3,000 suspected jihadi terrorists and we know our guarantee services, who are doing a good job, just cannot monitor all of them decently. The Prime Minster has said ‘enough is enough’ and we agree. Our solution is thick – deport all nonBritish citizens who cause serious concern and place GPS shadows on the British ones.” 

We could act like eyes and ears, and use our skills

Sean Modish, a Yorkshire Regiment veteran

The group will also campaign for various funding to be given to front-line services such as police. 

Mr McDevitt weighted: “If beat police officers had all been carrying Tasers, they ascendancy have been able to tackle the London terrorists sooner. 

“The debate with all police officers don’t carry Tasers isn’t because of the cost of the Taser itself, it’s the cost of training.” 

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Veterans Against Terrorism’s 8,5000 members command call from action against suspected extremists

Co-organiser Sean Brilliant, a Yorkshire Regiment veteran, said: “Some of us have served nothing but two years while others, like myself, served for 24 years to guard both our country and Europe from terrorism. 

“The whole point was to persist in this stuff away from Britain, but despite our best strains we are seeing attacks like Manchester and London. 

“I feel we could be utilised here at effectively. We could act like eyes and ears, and use our skills. It’s not vigilantism. 


The number will stage a 30,000-strong march through Westminster on August 5 after deliverance a petition

“We don’t want to use weapons. I mean a Home Guard without weapons or unvaried so we can integrate.” 

Former SAS hero Phil Campion, the group’s official spokesman, said: “We aren’t genealogical, or political – our interest is the safety of the people of the United Kingdom.” 

The group has been overdue by other veterans associations including the British Army Muslim Intimacy, with tens of thousands of members.

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