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Giant swastika painted onto side of British soldier’s accommodation

Posted by Sam Baggott on
Giant swastika painted onto side of British soldier’s accommodation

A large swastika spray painted inside a British Army base during Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is being investigated.

British Royal Military Police are now investigating where the incident happened, at an army base in Suffolk. 

An inside source at the base has said that senior military leaders are furious at yet another example of open racism and anti-Semitic incidents taking place within the ranks.

The now removed graffiti was on full display at Rock Barracks, home to 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, in Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

This comes after two former paratroopers won their case against the Ministry of Defence after they were both subjected to racist abuse from their colleagues over several years.

Both soldiers, who served with 3rd Battalion (3 Para) based at Merville Barracks in Colchester, part of the same brigade. 

One serving paratrooper who wishes not to be named said: “The barracks is guarded 24 hours a day, so it is likely to be a serving member of the Brigade who is responsible for this heinous act. The culprit must be found and immediately booted out of the Army.”

An Army spokesperson said:

“We utterly condemn any form of anti-Semitism and are extremely proud of our service personnel from the Jewish community. We are aware of an incident at Rock Barracks, Woodbridge on 28th January 2022. This is being investigated by the Royal Military Police.”

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