Can a Baofeng BF-888s be programmed to PMR446 for non-licence use?

Posted 26th Mar 2017
Bit of a niche question here but I was looking at getting a pair of BF-888s handsets but noticed these are in fact HAM radios and would usually require a licence to operate.

I'm under the impression that in order to not need a licence, you need to operate on the pmr446 frequencies (if correct) and use under 0.5 of power (unsure on the measurement).

TL;DR Can you program the Baofeng BF-888s to use PMR446 and operate (send and receive) without a licence legally?
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