This is about common sense! Surely a Brit. born abroad whilst her father is in the service of the British Army should be entitled to a British Passport? Did the last Government think that I suddenly developed the ability to crawl to the sea and swim all the way to the UK at 14 months of age? How would they explain the existence of 4 siblings with the same details on their Birth Certificates (except for location) as my own? My mother is also British, why isn't that good enough?
I am British yet unable to obtain a British Passport. I must provide proof of being British with my fathers I.D. only. My fathers Birth was never registered (and this is the case for many children born in 1931). I was born in Cyprus when my dad was in the British Army and I do not possess a "Full Consulate" Birth Certificate, which would've stated that I was a Brit normally resident in the UK, my parents would've had to pay for this document at the time. They came back to this country when I was 14 months of age and lived in Aldershot until my dad left the army in 1965. They subsequently had another 5 children all born in Britain who all, except my sister who died, possess valid British passports and my dads name is on all of them.
I am able to supply their Marriage Certificate (British) and my mothers Birth Certificate (British) but, apparently, these aren't good enough! Isn't this sexist to say the least?