Cutting Edge - sex change soldier

oldbaldy

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#2
I wasn't aware of any bravery awards?

Ian Hamilton (43) is a Captain of the Parachute Regiment and one of the most highly decorated officers in the British Army.
 
#3
If you read the link, he has served in GW1, NI and Bosnia as a Cameraman then he re- joined the Army and served in Iraq and Afghan. I couldn't see any awards, typical dramatization of the press!
 
#6
Sandhurst in 1983 a Capt now. Even with a lengthy career break, clearly a flyer!

I take he/she'll be the only para qualified female, then?
 
#8
Actually something can be done though wether surgery or psychiatric
care is the best way forward no ones quite sure .
 
#11
Someone just said, "Ain't it ironic that her best chance of a shag is from her mates from the paras".

I deplore that kind of remark, and apologise on behalf of the prick that said it.
 
#13
gobbyidiot said:
Someone just said, "Ain't it ironic that her best chance of a shag is from her mates from the paras".
I deplore that kind of remark, and apologise on behalf of the prick that said it.
Harsh but fair!!
 
#16
dui-lai said:
I'd do her....him........feck it, you know what I mean a BJs a BJ!!!
knowing you do as i do sweetheart, you have no standards xx
 

BuggerAll

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#17
This was in the Torygraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/13/nraf113.xml

Female RAF pilot tells of sex change operation

By Stephen Adams
Last Updated: 1:14am GMT 13/03/2008

An RAF helicopter pilot has told how she had a sex-change operation to become a woman.

Sqdn Ldr Sue Jones, 40, began her career with the RAF as a man, marrying and having two children.

The Sea King helicopter pilot then decided to have a £40,000 sex-change operation.
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She said: "Following a heart to heart with my then wife six years ago, I decided to personally fund a £40,000 sex change."

Now she has remarried, to a man. She said of her husband: "He is as straight as they come and I had to tell him about my past."

Sqdn Ldr Jones was in charge of all air movements out of Basra in southern Iraq last year after she was posted there for a six-month tour in June.

She said she had received the full support of her colleagues in the RAF.

"I have never had any abuse, I have been judged on my own ability to do the job, not whether I am a man or a woman," she said.

The pilot added that she just wanted to continue building a new life as a woman. "I am a determined, focused and professional individual who simply wants to get on with my life and do the job I love," she said.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "These are medical matters of personal privacy; we will not comment on individual cases."
 

BuggerAll

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#18
BuggerAll said:
This was in the Torygraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/13/nraf113.xml

Female RAF pilot tells of sex change operation

By Stephen Adams
Last Updated: 1:14am GMT 13/03/2008

An RAF helicopter pilot has told how she had a sex-change operation to become a woman.

Sqdn Ldr Sue Jones, 40, began her career with the RAF as a man, marrying and having two children.

The Sea King helicopter pilot then decided to have a £40,000 sex-change operation.
advertisement

She said: "Following a heart to heart with my then wife six years ago, I decided to personally fund a £40,000 sex change."

Now she has remarried, to a man. She said of her husband: "He is as straight as they come and I had to tell him about my past."

Sqdn Ldr Jones was in charge of all air movements out of Basra in southern Iraq last year after she was posted there for a six-month tour in June.

She said she had received the full support of her colleagues in the RAF.

"I have never had any abuse, I have been judged on my own ability to do the job, not whether I am a man or a woman," she said.

The pilot added that she just wanted to continue building a new life as a woman. "I am a determined, focused and professional individual who simply wants to get on with my life and do the job I love," she said.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "These are medical matters of personal privacy; we will not comment on individual cases."
Each to their own as far as I'm concerned - but I can't help feeling that the good Sqn Ldr is implying that some one else should have coughed up for the Op. I'd be interested to know who that should be and why they should pay.
 
#19
Its a bit of a drastic thing to do just to get an extra 2 and half minutes on a PFT.

The BOB from the RAF who said she has she received the full support of her colleagues reminded me of the the reme WO2 who said a similar thing however I was told by people who had to work with shim that they had all been briefed anything that could slightly cost the MOD compensation due to harrassment would be jumped on from a great height.
 

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