Serving soldiers have been warned they face dismissal if they are found to be taking part in activities organised by the English Defence League (EDL).

The far-right group has staged a series of rallies and demonstrations following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London.

The army has now warned all serving soldiers they must not engage in any political behaviour. Recently, photographs emerged of what appear to be masked British soldiers posing with weapons in front of an EDL flag.

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