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You in the Forces?Family member? Poll Remain or Leave?

(17 Posts)
bkgirl Sun 19-Jun-16 15:31:02

Whichever way it goes, our forces will be effected. So wondering what is the general mood and which service you are coming from?

Limer Sun 19-Jun-16 15:47:24

Son in the RAF - Leave.

Genvonklinkerhoffen Sun 19-Jun-16 15:56:44

All forces here. Remain. If anyone thinks we have any military credibility on our own they are absolutely deluded. That why Obama is so interested.

mpsw Sun 19-Jun-16 16:03:54

Britain's military clout comes from NATO, being a nuclear power, and a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

EU is nowhere compared to those.

Military family. See security/military issues as a total red herring.

No influence on which way to vote.

MangoMoon Sun 19-Jun-16 16:08:55

Me, both my parents, my husband, my brother-in-law all RAF (current & ex); my sister grew up in RAF family & married into RAF.

6 x Leave

Genvonklinkerhoffen Sun 19-Jun-16 16:10:06

U.K. Influence in Europe is hugely important. We can't even fully man our tiny "militia", our interests are closely aligned with those of our European neighbours so why would we want to alienate them?

MyLlamasGoneBananas Sun 19-Jun-16 16:10:52

Leave. We'll still be in NATO.

mpsw Sun 19-Jun-16 16:18:07

Sweden, Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland and Malta are the only EU states which are not also Nato members.

It really won't make any difference to defence co-operation whether UK stays or leaves.

scaryteacher Sun 19-Jun-16 16:30:47

Sweden and Austria are partner countries, and NATO is involved in their defence planning.

Dh is retired Forces, we are both leave. Next door but one neighbours here in Brussels are Forces as well, and they, and their brood of 5 are all leave.

Tiggeryoubastard Sun 19-Jun-16 17:26:11

Navy brat and exh (he's now Police and we're still friends) was Army. Still lots of our friends and friends of my children serving. Don't know anybody voting remain.

GingerCuddleMonsterThe2nd Sun 19-Jun-16 23:50:26

OH is in the forces he's out, the majority of his company are Out. I'd say 8 out of ten families on camp are voting out.

Chris1234567890 Mon 20-Jun-16 00:09:51

RM's x2. Leave. (Something to do with sending huge aid amounts to India, and they've got an aircraft carrier and we haven't......oh and a space programme.) I know, not EU but why split hairs now, it's the sheer level of eu and overseas aid funding whilst our boys are on the sticky end of mod cuts. Really sticky end of cuts. Oh and not to mention a possible European army....led by who? Be surprised if any af's vote remain tbh.

FurryDogMother Mon 20-Jun-16 00:23:49

Ex RAF husband here - we'd be out if we hadn't left the UK over 15 years ago, so we're now disenfranchised.

TrojanWhore Mon 20-Jun-16 07:49:01

bkgirl is OSCE an EU organisation?

I know it's not much in the headlines, but isn't it the real forum for defence co-operation in Europe? EU being a newbie trying to muscle in.

bkgirl Mon 20-Jun-16 21:38:45

bkgirl is OSCE an EU organisation?

Sorry Trojan I don't know. Hopefully this will bump it up so you get an answer.
Thanks to all those that responded, fascinating insight.

TheFairyCaravan Mon 20-Jun-16 21:41:22

Husband in the RAF and Son in the Army we're all voting stay. The blokes in DH's office are voting stay and most of DS1's friends are voting stay.

engineersthumb Mon 20-Jun-16 23:30:06

Ex RAF and voting to remain. Not specifically swayed on military grounds rather economic and social grounds.

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