Any women in the TA Rifles?

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Again, assuming this isn't a wah, there are no female Infantry in the British Army
 
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RP578

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As has been mentioned on this site a few times: There was a period, post Options For Change (early 1990s) to Strategic Defence Review (late 1990s) when the TA regulations were not aligned with the Regular Army's to the effect that as there was no specific mention in TA regs against barring women from joining the Infantry, they were indeed recruited as such. Some actually did well, some didn't and a very small number, like the examples mentioned above, are still hanging on. Most rebadged after SDR was implemented, but clearly not all.

In any regard, and in answer to the OP's question, a female cannot be enlisted under current regulations (Regular or Reserve) as an Infantrymen. There are of course a number of support trades in a battalion that females can be assigned as.
 
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As has been mentioned on this site a few times: There was a period, post Options For Change (early 1990s) to Strategic Defence Review (late 1990s) when the TA regulations were not aligned with the Regular Army's to the effect that as there was no specific mention in TA regs against barring women from joining the Infantry, they were indeed recruited as such. Some actually did well, some didn't and a very small number, like the examples mentioned above, are still hanging on. Most rebadged after SDR was implemented, but clearly not all.

In any regard, and in answer to the OP's question, a female cannot be enlisted under current regulations (Regular or Reserve) as an Infantrymen. There are of course a number of support trades in a battalion that females can be assigned as.
Thatll be why shes Rifles then. Rp, is she a staffy or colour?
 

Pob02

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She is leaving very soon . . . as such who cares.

Back to OP, Chefs, Medics, Clerks, REME attached . ..that is your lot.
 

RP578

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Thatll be why shes Rifles then. Rp, is she a staffy or colour?
No idea. Seen it from a distance and thought she was a cadet instructor type at first. Assume as she's badged Rifles, she'd be a CSjt. Of course the other way for a female soldier to wear the badge and uniform of the RIFLES is to become a Bandsman.
 
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No idea. Seen it from a distance and thought she was a cadet instructor type at first. Assume as she's badged Rifles, she'd be a CSjt. Of course the other way for a female soldier to wear the badge and uniform of the RIFLES is to become a Bandsman.
Makes sense I suppose.

About the band thing, in the TA they would be Sjt/CSjt but wouldnt regulars be Sgt/Staff as they join CaMus? Or do they become acting Sjt or any other regimental title of the band they join?


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