Pregnant Soldiers

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polar said:
83 of the female troops sent to the Gulf were downgraded as a result of pregnancy
The MOD should pregnancy test all women deploying to Iraq (Why on earth are women being sent to the front line anyway?!)
Any woman subsequently found to be pregnant in a theatre of war should be put on a charge for willful disregard for the continuity of their role.
Make them pay their own fare home as well. :roll:
 
#4
A total of 1,669 servicemen and women were medically downgraded, of whom 468 were downgraded because of wounds or injuries caused in combat or in accidents in theatre, while 587 were downgraded as a result of musculo-skeletal disorders.
I wonder how many of thoses will be quietly made redundent?
 
#6
what do you reckon!!!!
like all the ones who used it as an excuse to get discharged , then jumped straight to the front of the compensation queue.
 
#7
No offence to any ladies, as I am one meself....but why the feck do they bother joining the Army if all they are going to do is use their gender to get our of duties!

If they don't want to go to shitty places where wars are happening then don't sign up for the forces!

Me personally, I'm a civvy and I will happily admit I'm a chicken and never want to be anywhere near somewhere like Iraq. (Even without the war!)
 

Mr Happy

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#8
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#9
Dahling...for 8-10k per annum, no thanks, bliddy cheapskates.

Apart from the fact I work in Marketing and know feck all about banking, I wouldn't work in Saudi because, although the year round tan would be great - I really don't want to get blown up or shot at just yet.

But thanks for the offer.

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#10
Fookinwhatever said:
Dahling...for 8-10k per annum, no thanks, bliddy cheapskates.

Apart from the fact I work in Marketing and know feck all about banking, I wouldn't work in Saudi because, although the year round tan would be great - I really don't want to get blown up or shot at just yet.

But thanks for the offer.

xx
Look again $8-10k per month silly!! :lol:
 
#11
The report does say:

was not possible from available statistics to distinguish between women who became pregnant before being deployed and those who fell pregnant afterwards.
Those that fall pregnant whilst on deployment need to question their professionalism.

susie said:
The MOD should pregnancy test all women deploying to Iraq
Give your head a shake, ever heard of victimisation? Whilst pregnancy is not a crime, not all female soldiers are irresponsible and require the MOD to keep tabs on their sex life!

susie said:
Make them pay their own fare home as well
Does that include their male counterpart....whats that about taking two to tango?

Polar said:
Wonder if any got up the dove to ensure a speedy ticket home?
Because a lifetime of screaming, ungreatful snot goblins is alot easier than 6 months in the sand. :? :roll:

Women get pregnant fact, get over it. Whether you agree or disagree, you cannot discriminate against it and whilst females are permited to serve, allowences/provisions must be made to compensate for it, as in any civi job.
 
#12
Mr Happy

My apologies young man! It would seem that while I know nothing about banking, I also cannot read!

Even so, I wouldn't got here for all the money in the world. Why don't you apply? lol
 
#13
But Cait...surely if these women expect the same rights as they could receive on civvy street...they should BE on civvy street.

Why join the armed forces and then be surprised when they get treated as soldiers?

Give it a few years after all the bleddin heart pc brigade get on the case and we'll be having mobilised creche's on the frontline....give the yanks something to accidently bomb i suppose!
 
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Fookinwhatever said:
But Cait...surely if these women expect the same rights as they could receive on civvy street...they should BE on civvy street.
No. Why shouldnt a soldier be entitled to the same employment rights as civillians?

Fookinwhatever said:
Why join the armed forces and then be surprised when they get treated as soldiers?
Who's complaining about their treatment? Like i said women get pregnant - fact and whilst they are permitted to serve allowences must be made for common sense reasons.

As for mobilized creches - we already have them, although they're more commonly refered to as RSIGs Dets. :lol: :lol:
 
#15
There is no other option. Look at the list below:

1. No women in the UK Armed Forces. The genie is out of the bottle, whatever people think. Most women I have worked with have been OK, there have been a few that don't pull their weight but I have known a few blokes that are guilty of this.

2. Kick em out when they get hitched. Human Rights Act may not allow this, and the loss of experience would be damaging.

3. Kick em out if they get "up the duff". See 2 above.

4. No-pregnancy clause. Wouldn't be worth the legal paper it was printed on. Why stop there, why not sterilise them or implant long-term contraceptives or place "sh#gging alarms" in their bedrooms!

5. Intelligent personnel management, with enough personnel for career breaks and family support such as day care. This is the MOD, that wouldn't spend a single penny today even if it would have to pay one million pennies tomorrow in compensation!

6. Make the best of what we've got. Cover for those on maternity leave, picking up detachments and duties thinking "wait until it's my turn" whilst scratching one's b#lls. Hmm, something wrong there. Only option other than...

7. PVR and work for an employer that gives a sh!t and will provide staff cover for maternity time! This is my choice!
 
#16
My point is Cait that this is the military not a mother and baby unit.

Civvys don't have to face the prospect of doing their job in a war zone, but soldiers do...it's supposed to be the Army....pregnant women should not be doing the job sorry, they not only have a responsibilty to their unborn child but they become a liability.

Sorry, I'm sure you feel strongly on this and I can see your point...but the army in for men, not pregnant girlies.
 
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8. Bring back military obstetricians and send them and some midwives out to Iraq. Then they can get their ante-natal care at the Fd Hosp and work just as they would in UK.
 

Mr Happy

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#18
ViroBono said:
8. Bring back military obstetricians and send them and some midwives out to Iraq. Then they can get their ante-natal care at the Fd Hosp and work just as they would in UK.
Though with less heavy lifting...
 
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And while we are at it, we could get all other non-pregnant soldiers to help them put their feet up, get lots of rest and bring them tea.

For gawds sake, no wonder the army is in a state....going bliddy soft!

The army is supposed to be tough, thats why its the army....to train people and make them ready for warfare, not to go off on some jolly, shag your CO, get up the duff and bleat on about womens rights. What a total shower of shite!
 
#20
Fookinwhatever said:
My point is Cait that this is the military not a mother and baby unit.

Civvys don't have to face the prospect of doing their job in a war zone, but soldiers do...it's supposed to be the Army....pregnant women should not be doing the job sorry, they not only have a responsibilty to their unborn child but they become a liability.

Sorry, I'm sure you feel strongly on this and I can see your point...but the army in for men, not pregnant girlies.
No, you seem to be missing my point Fookinwhatever, i've never said that pregnant women should be carrying out section attacks or the like and would refer you to my last comment about provisions being made for common sense reasons. Task them with a role where they can remain an effective part of the team without becoming a liability, its a short term measure that can and i have seen be done.

As for the Army being for men, in some areas yes, but i would suggest you are showing a little ignorance as a civi with that statment.
 

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