While terrorists roam the streets, slaughtering our children, and grooming gangs rape our kids, the army is busy worrying about appearing to be “politically correct”.
Signs referring to Ladies and Gentlemen at the Army’s headquarters in Andover, Hampshire, have been removed in an effort to promote equality in the military.
Military officers have been warned they will not be promoted unless the ‘inclusiveness and diversity’ of units is improved, the Sun on Sunday reported.
But Colonel Richard Kemp, who led British troops in Afghanistan, hit out at Army chiefs for ‘political correctness’.
He told the newspaper: ‘It’s quite shocking that the Army is being dragged into this whole world of political correctness.
‘Given how stretched and how busy our forces are, it is surprising someone has time to worry about this sort of thing.’
Earlier this year former Army commanders have criticised a new £1.6million diversity campaign telling new recruits it is OK to cry, have feelings and pray.
Military officials launched a series of YouTube videos to encourage recruits from different backgrounds, genders, sexualities and faiths.
A film, entitled Keeping My Faith, shows a Muslim soldier taking off his helmet and kneeling down in prayer while his comrades wait respectfully nearby.