Witches, pagans, ­druids and spiritualists have joined our armed forces in the past two years, recruitment figures reveal.

Military chiefs did a ­policy about-turn after years of ­defence cuts and have let in nearly 1,000 people from “alternative” religions , reports the Sunday People.

Their ranks also include 300 Rastafarians, who ­advocate smoking ­illegal marijuana.

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