Armed Forces

From LGBT Archive
Revision as of 05:22, 1 July 2012 by Ross Burgess (Talk | contribs) (moved Armed forces to Armed Forces over redirect)

Jump to: navigation, search

The British armed forces comprise the Royal Navy (RN), the army, and the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Royal Marines are treated as part of the Royal Navy for many purposes (unlike the USA, where the Marines are an entirely separate branch).

The armed forces and the Merchant Navy were specifically excluded from the Sexual Offences Act 1967, so that homosexual activity involving soldiers, sailors, or airmen remained totally illegal.