Revealed: How RAF tried to 'cure' lesbian recruits... and ordered officers to be on lookout for women who enjoyed cricket
By Ian Drury
Last updated at 1:11 AM on 16th April 2011
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Secret files have revealed how the RAF forced suspected lesbians to have medical treatment to cure their perversion.
Newly-declassified documents show commanders were told to be alert to airwomen who played cricket or hockey, or spent a lot of time writing letters or telephoning to female comrades seen as possible signs of attraction to other women.
Officers in the Womens Royal Air Force (WRAF) were also discouraged from recruiting females with masculine characteristics.
Yeah we noticed, the recruiting office sent them to join the WRACs
(Rehyansky) continued: Shouldnt the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their countys call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view?