Political Parties

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by duckiciao, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. Do I have to relinquish membership of my political party prior to joining up?
  2. What political party are you a member of?
  3. Not really many options?
  4. Conservatives

    Why does that always keep coming back to haunt me?
  5. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    I think if your joining the SS party membership might be an advantage
    However anything else I don't think any one is that bothered
  6. Good lad :D

    I don't see why you'd have to give up your right to be part of a political party to join the army. The only reason i could think of would be if it were racist and/or violent. I hardly think the Conservatives come under that bracket!
  7. Ah, thats ok then. I semi-remember reading somewhere that you have to politically impartial to serve or something like that, which means no membership of political parties.
  8. You can be a member of a party but you cannot take an active part in campaigning on any issue, attend meetings etc in uniform or allow your name and employment to be connected with any issue.

  9. As Litotes said. Extract below from Queen's Regulations. Mere membership of a political party is not prohibited. rgds, BAFF