Im a University Student from the South of Ireland and I want to join the British Army as an Officer. Ive done the RCB Briefing (Sponsored by R Irish) and am awaiting a date this year for Main Board. What Id like to know is how Irish officers/Soldiers are perceived in the British Army. Im not very political but I am a Catholic, and what views I have tend to reflect my religion and upbringing. Obliviously I am in no way a republican or a supporter of the IRA/SF (Im a serving Irish Army Reservist) but neither do I subscribe to the Ian Paisley school of Unionism. What I want to know is whether this would make life uncomfortable for me in the Army or lead to discrimination, etc, etc. Can any one offer me advice on this? Thanks!