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The Ministry of Defence has sparked outrage after removing the Queen’s title from its official Facebook page amid concerns among top brass that the Army is seen as ‘too elitist’.
Defence chiefs triggered a furious backlash last week when they informed hundreds of thousands of Facebook users that they were altering the page’s name from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to UK Armed Forces – offering no explanation for the change.
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Within hours, the page was bombarded with angry messages from people accusing top brass of being disrespectful to Her Majesty. And on Friday, MoD chiefs reversed the controversial decision, after being contacted by The Mail on Sunday.
The furore comes just weeks after the MoS exposed an official plan by top brass to rebrand the Army in a bid to make it appear less elitist.
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General Sir Nick Carter, new Chief of the Defence Staff, dropped the Army’s ‘Be the Best’ motto and its historic crest – but his move was thwarted by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, who put the politically correct plans on hold.
The move appeared all the more disrespectful as Her Majesty remains Head of the Armed Forces and still holds Honorary Colonel...
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