Ladies & Gentlemen, I apologise for coming onto your forum but I feel that this may be the best place for me to ask the question. Reading recent direction from Dinf and having had a chat with a couple YoS and R Sigs type chaps, I am expecting to receive into my platoon approximately 8 - 10 R Sigs Cap badged soldiers to assist in the BCIP5 uplift. The information that I received from the YoS was along the lines of a good pick up in volunteers for this posting which is great news, better a volunteer than a pressed man or woman. And that really is the crux of my question: Have any women volunteered for this or has it been restricted to only male applicants? It makes no odds to me as long as they come with skills to pay the bills, but has this been considered at any stage that although the infantry serve alongside women within the LAD or as Clerks, Medics, Chefs and so on (and let us not start that thread again, it is still raging on another forum), the R Sigs females will serve in an infantry cap badged platoon alongside infantry soldiers. Also does anyone know whether the information on volunteers is duff or actual fact. Your thoughts and knowledge would be most appreciated.