Most of us are between centre and left on any meaningful political wall chart. it is built into us as social animals.Met a few in my time, even 1 ardent communist attached to us in NI (8 Fd Wksp) from either 3 or 9 Fd, supposedly had gone awol earlier in his career to join the FFL then left and was allowed to continue serving (don't know the full story).
Was quite a lefty with a mahoosive chip on my shoulder myself for many years until, as is normal it seems I started to gain promotion and earn money. Having a family at about the same time also helped change my political views. I'm still at heart a Lefty but couldn't bring myself to vote for Labour or the SNP again until the hole in my rear end heals up.
Also met a number of ardent seperatists from Scotland whilst on my VM course in 1975/6. Quite a few of my REME bods in the TA were too many years later.
I have also met CND members in the mob, a Welshman whose family considered him to be a mercenary and even a few tee totallers.
As has been pointed as previously, most Tories in this country would be considered dangerous liberals by many Americans.