I'd be grateful if anyone could clarify exactly what a serving soldier is allowed or not allowed to do politically. I had a browse through orders a couple of months ago, and I am fairly certain that most political activity is allowed, as long as you 1. don't wear uniform, 2. are not a member of a political party and 3. the fact that you are serving is not mentioned, but may be acknowledged. I'm precocious enough to fancy myself as a politician and I now need to start getting involved in local and national politics. So, if my interpretation is correct, I am allowed to campaign (door to door, in hustings etc) on behalf of a friend who is a parliamentary candidate. I am also allowed to attend political party events, like debates, speeches and conferences as long as I am not a member. Am I right? On a related note, as I try to build up some worthy additions to my CV and fulfill my altruistic desires, are there any problems with applying to be a charity trustee, or a governor of a school? Thank you in advance!