Two weeks ago I was accepted in too Southampton University officer training corps. The C.o and other cadets recommended applying for bursaries and sponsorship to join the army. I myself am doing a civil engineering degree.I can see myself in the army; its my sort of place, and a respectable carrier, I have no problem in serving the country that feeds my but, would it be a problem me serving It. If i was English- white, I would have signed the dotted line ages ago, My friends and my family seem to think that joining the army is a very bad Idea, not because of any moral issue, but rather they believe that the army is a racist institution with far right elements. My time in the OTC so far indicates otherwise, I have met a few soldiers, and there all sound lads. My father who grew up in Oldham seems to think the army is related to the BNP and the Nf, I dont want to takes my dads advice as I believe its is Tainted form living in Oldham and growing up in the 70,s. My granddad whose brother fought in the Muslim regiment in the Indian army and served in alamen thinks its a great idea. So I am really confused. are there any 'pakistani' in the forces ?? would soilders be comfortable serving with a muslim ?? Could people be as honest as possible, and forget all the niceties. ???