"...recalls the problems she and the other female officer cadets encountered during those first days at Sandhurst, where they were provided with ill-fitting uniforms and boots that were several sizes too big...."
we had a different problem at my first unit, with only three women on camp all uniform was ordered with them in mind. Every sodding pair of lightweights was the short leg version, combats, again none in sizes for the rest of the unit. It took months before the storeman (A German Civi who was suspiciously over-friendly when it came to male trousers) got adult sized clothing back in stock
of those three women one was a celibate lesbian (later went god squad), and one was known as 'sperm bank' she only got upset when someone dared to turn her down. (FFS after Eddie "Wankalot" Waring had been there, there was no way I was going to touch her with a barge pole, let alone my knob).