Dear Mr. Cameron,
As an ex-soldier, I am angry when I hear you and Generals talking about our country being safer inside the European Union.
The CEO of Europol states that there are between 3000 and 5000 battle trained terrorists already inside Europe. With free movement across EU borders they can slip into the UK. Some probably already are here. How does that make us safer?
But have you forgotten history? Even within the European Union, two of our European allies cheated on us during the Falklands War and a high price was paid by British soldiers and sailors and their families.
On 5th March 2012, the BBC broadcast the evidence that they had found that the French helped Argentina sink our ships with French technicians helping to prepare French Exocet missiles.
The French Exocet was the most potent weapon in Argentine’s armoury, carrying a 165kg warhead skimming at high speed one or two metres above the sea. They only showed up on radar a few seconds before impact.
One hit HMS Sheffield leaving 20 British dead.
Another hit the supply ship Atlantic Conveyor leaving 12 British dead.
Two were launched against HMS Glamorgan leaving 13 British dead.
Most of these missiles would have been duds without the help of the French technical team.
If that wasn’t enough, having purchased rifles for the British army from Belgium, the Belgians refused to sell us artillery and small arms ammunition in the Falklands war.
When it comes to money and profit how can we trust what you say when history warns us differently?
I look forward to your reply bearing in mind that it is NATO that is supposed to keep us safer and not the EU. The British people want to hear truthful facts when deciding whether they prefer to be governed by our Parliament and our Courts or by the European Union.
Please do not try to suggest that should the UK leave the EU, Europol and other crime agencies would sever links with the UK and our intelligence services or us with them.
Finally I would like to remind you that I swore Allegiance, not to the European Union, not to the British government but to Her Majesty the Queen.
formerly 67th Regiment Royal Artillery