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Army recruitment officers want a review of restrictions on foreigners serving in the British forces, after a surge in interest from Polish immigrants hoping to join up.
People from outside the Commonwealth must currently live in Britain for five years and take British citizenship before they can sign up.
However, as the manning crisis in the Armed Forces deepens, a surge of interest from Polish immigrant workers has prompted some to call for a loosening of the rules.
Originally posted by UK Wizard
Watching the "Wright Stuff" this morning an individual had phoned in and expressed the opinion they shouldn't be permitted to serve for the simple reason they aren't British, however what this rather ignorant chappy forgot was that our Army is made up of many different nationalities who are just as loyal as anyone born within the UK.
Originally posted by Freeborn
The Poles are a very brave and battle hardened nation who have a long and proud miltary tradition.
Yeah, if they are loyal to Britain and can meet the entry requirements, it's ok.