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‘I’m a Rasta, I’m British, I’m an officer and a commando’

When Danny joined the Army, he was told by the recruiting sergeant, without malice, “You can’t join with that hair,” so he cut his dreadlocks. Some Rastafarians take a vow which forbids the cutting of hair, regarding it as a spiritual symbol of strength. Since the creation of the Defence Rastafari Network, the dress regulations have been amended to allow Rastafarian soldiers to wear a full beard, dreadlocks and turban, which is required by some denominations.

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