Shock horror – the British Army have been training firing at targets that look like the sort of targets they might find in Afghanistan – whatever is the world coming to?
Why aren’t they training by firing at the sort of target they might really inspire them – like a picture of 10 Downing Street, or a cardboard cut-out of Bob Ainsworth?
As it is, they have thoroughly offended the Bradford Council for Mosques who have demanded that the targets be removed and an apology given to the Muslim community.
In response to criticism of the shooting targets, the MOD has explained that the Bellerby range was designed in line with operational feedback received from Afghanistan.
“Providing the best training facilities for our armed forces ahead of deployment to operational theatres is a priority for us,” adds a spokesperson.
“We have no intention of offending religious sensibilities.”
Where are these operational theatres that are filled with mosques, that is the question? The fake hills in the background look distinctly like Haworth Moor to me…..