so good to see that even in the heat of the desert our british soldiers still find time to be able to have a bit of fun, do they not offer protection in the med centres, surely the army can not expect every body to behave them selves for all those months on tour.
FEMALE soldiers going to Afghanistan have been told by the MoD to carry condoms after an alarming rise in pregnancies while on tour.
An ad in official Army magazine Soldier warns them to take protection as there will be "50 blokes to each woman".
Officially, military personnel are banned from having sex in a war zone. But, according to senior officers, a blind eye is turned if relations are between soldiers of a similar rank and do not impact on operations.
Figures show that 133 servicewoman became pregnant in Afghanistan and Iraq between January 2003 and February 2009. Condoms are available at bases such as Camp Bastion, home to 8,500 British troops - including 700 women.
women should be tested before they go on tours! they give you a test in hospitals even if youve just gone in for a broken toe. there is nothing sexist about it.
Dangers of combat zones and fear lead to people having sex - turmoil!
I've never heard of anything like it. Outrageous!
On the other hand, one could say "Yeah, well, bound to happen. Young fit blokes, with young fit women, in a combat zone, in uniform?!?!"
I don't suppose there's anything the MOD can really do except make condoms part of the required kit list for female soldiers in the hope they'll use them when the 'need' arises. Banning sex will just lead to lots of disciplinaries.