Saturday, 10 September 2011
Talibanned: Skull & Bones 'Hunting Club' Badges Worn By UK Troops In Afghanistan
British soldiers in Afghanistan have been banned from wearing skull-and-crossbones badges on their uniforms that declare ‘Death To The Taliban’ and proclaim membership of a ‘Taliban Hunting Club’.
The unofficial stick-on badges are now a cult accessory among British troops fighting Taliban insurgents.
But senior Army officers visiting Helmand province in southern Afghanistan – where most UK troops are based – have ordered them to be removed because they are deemed ‘politically insensitive’.