All Roles Now Open To Females

Women have been commissioned into the RAC for 2 years now and this year already has women training to commission into the Infantry.
I think the word 'commission' has a lot to do with it. It's not so much the arduous nature of the work, it's as much to do with the hardships of being an OR in a war fighting unit on a day to day basis. When you don't go back to the mess, and instead, end up in the ORs lines having to put up with all sorts of shite, then that's a different story.
 
I think the word 'commission' has a lot to do with it. It's not so much the arduous nature of the work, it's as much to do with the hardships of being an OR in a war fighting unit on a day to day basis. When you don't go back to the mess, and instead, end up in the ORs lines having to put up with all sorts of shite, then that's a different story.
I agree that women will probably be more likely in the officer ranks, at least to begin with.
 
With the RAC jobs now open to women as well, how long before we get an all Female MBT crew.?
The Danes had one in a Leopard in Bosnia in 1993, so I suppose the UK might catch up one day. I was speaking to some visitors today and explained where the loader's head sits relative to the gunner's knees and that everyone becomes very good friends very quickly.
 

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I agree that women will probably be more likely in the officer ranks, at least to begin with.
Once they prove they can manage that, they may advance to become Other Ranks.
 
The Danes had one in a Leopard in Bosnia in 1993, so I suppose the UK might catch up one day. I was speaking to some visitors today and explained where the loader's head sits relative to the gunner's knees and that everyone becomes very good friends very quickly.
Yes lets remember the Danes, one of the most formidable military forces in the last 100 years.
 
Once they prove they can manage that, they may advance to become Other Ranks.
The flow is in the other direction. Typically about 8% of RMAS intakes are from the ranks (say 40 or more each year). Usually they've done 6 or 7 years and have got to the rank of Cpl and then go for it.
 
I agree that women will probably be more likely in the officer ranks, at least to begin with.
Another pointless virtue-signalling exercise that will require their male counterparts to both shoulder additional workload and responsibility whilst shielding them from reality; and reduce the overall combat capability and effectiveness of the unit. In today's Army, of course, capability and effectiveness takes a much lower priority than demonstrating diversity and inclusivity, no matter what the cost is.
 
The only problem being that the Danes don't possess an Army, but do require people to serve within a rather pointless socialist collective for short periods.
They were the best troops I worked with when NATO took over. I was changing Aircon units and need a FLT. I asked them for one. He worked all night happily.
I asked him why he isn't pissed off like me.?

Well it was getting 3x his pay, tax free. Something like the Danish LSA of 75 quid a day and a day off for ever day in Afghanistan
 
Another pointless virtue-signalling exercise that will require their male counterparts to both shoulder additional workload and responsibility whilst shielding them from reality; and reduce the overall combat capability and effectiveness of the unit. In today's Army, of course, capability and effectiveness takes a much lower priority than demonstrating diversity and inclusivity, no matter what the cost is.
Oh, well. Have a good day.
 

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