But if the authorities had suddenly decided in the middle of the Second World War to expel all homosexuals from the armed forces - now that really would have been damaging.
If Britain could win the war without expelling homosexuals from the armed forces, then I should have thought the British armed services could survive, and indeed flourish, in peacetime without worrying about the homosexuals in their ranks.
Obviously there no doubt are, and certainly should be, stringent regulations about the acceptable extent of sexual activity in, for example, sea-going vessels and other cramped and crowded conditions, which would naturally apply to everyone, not just homosexuals. Everyone understands that much.
I am not, as it happens, a homosexual.
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