I had a bit of banter tonight with a certain UK Charity who are helping our Forces in certain ways, they appeared worried about using the Union Jack on any of their fund raising products! They put up their latest product to help raise funds, a t-shirt with a basic design, when I mentioned it would look really good with a UJ somewhere on the design I was answered with: "It would look good but could be hijacked for political issues. We as a charity are totally non political" The British Soldier has fought and died protecting the colours through the centuries yet it appears charities that have formed recently to help the Armed Forces are worried about depicting our colours in case they offend extremists and Anti-British people in our OWN Country! many in ARRSE don't agree with certain things our brothers across the pond do, but By God they know how to fly their flag/their colours, proudly and with honour! If a charity starts up in the name of UK Armed Forces then it should not be scared to fly the flag and to stand up and be counted as a 'British' Charity!