gays in the military

Catterick Garrison Goes Gay

A decade ago the ban on lesbians and gays serving in the UK military was lifted.  This summer Mark Simpson attended the first gay night on a UK garrison.  For purely professional reasons.  No, really. (Also published on There isn’t at first glance much that appears terribly gay about Catterick Garrison. Home to the largest UK Army base in the world, with c. 15,000 men and women based here, Catterick Garrison as the name suggests, owes its existence entirely to the British Army — whose favourite colour is… Read More »Catterick Garrison Goes Gay