Beating lifeboats into missiles
The RNLI is one of "the most persistent charity holders of arms investments" according to the Campaign Against Arms Trade. I suppose if you're sitting on £378m you've a duty to spread your investments (including to Rolls Royce whose Hawk jet fighters sell so well in the developing world).
The Leukemia Research Fund is the other persistent one. It has a £1.3m stake in Smiths Group (trigger systems for Israeli attack helicopters).
Cancer Research UK has just withdrawn its 30,000 shares in BAe Systems (cluster bombs). Bless its cotton socks.
Funny old world. More from CAAT.