At least 16 members of UK military referred to anti-extremism scheme

Exclusive: majority of Prevent investigations due to concerns about far-right activity, figures reveal

At least 16 members of the armed forces have been referred to the UK’s terrorism prevention programme – in the majority of cases because of concerns about far-right activity.

Soldiers, air force and naval personnel were among those investigated over the past two and a half years under Prevent, which aims to stop people becoming radicalised, according to figures obtained by the Guardian under freedom of information.

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