Letter: Military gays less threat to morale than military police

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Sir: The 97 per cent of servicemen and women who are against the recruitment of homosexuals have rights as well. Their objection is not that they would mind working with them, but it is a different matter living, sleeping and using the same bathroom.

I served in the Navy in the 1950s before the Vassall spy case crackdown and I can tell you that living in the same mess as a homosexual can be quite unacceptable. I have a grandson who is about to join the Army. I am not at all happy that he may, on exercise, be required to share a sleeping bag with a sexual deviate.

The wishes of the great majority of servicemen and women must not be overruled by the few who are able to make the most noise.

D Beeby

Gosport, Hampshire