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RAF leads the way - first women join RAF Regiment

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Ninja_Stoker, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. Another first credited to the light blue. Good luck to those joining the RAF Regiment, the spotlight will be upon you.

    The Navy is already accepting applications for the Royal Marines Commandos, with 17 in the pipeline, incidentally.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41119863


    Edit, just realised, duplicated thread. Apologies, mods please delete....
     
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  2. Whatever about in the pipeline. It will be the water filled pipeline in the bottom field that will tell the tale...:)
     
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  3. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    It was reported in the last Light Dragoons Journal earlier in the year that they have women in training.
     
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  4. They do, the Cav bless then are so on message!
    Now what the 'light blue service' has done is play top trumps and said all branches from fast jet to slop jockey can be any sex I dare say even trans - now that is bleeding edge stuff.
     
  5. But only bleeding once a month
     
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  6. Jeebus have they extended it all the way from the Endurance course?
    Be about 5 miles underwater.
     
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  7. Helm

    Helm LE Book Reviewer

    Sub headline
    RAF Regt men complain training has been made too tough to accommodate the female recruits.
     
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  8. They'll be shagged now.....
     
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  9. An interesting view and a good file for phys requirements in RAF from some bloke with a funny name from July'17 on PPRuNE:
    Leon Jabachjabicz

    Join Date: May 2000
    Location: UK
    Posts: 3,436



    ...For me it's quite simple, if the females pass the same selection then great. As long as there is no discrimination in the required standards as there is now, then everything is equal. See https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediaf...2735D95037.doc
    However, how can it be right that a peak of fitness female 17-29 has to reach broadly the same standard as a 50-54 male? This cannot be right and if the Chief and the SofS are really truthful about equality then either the female fitness scores need to rise to that of the males or the males need to drop to that of the females. Quite frankly the levels of fitness amongst some of the female and male cadre is poor and there are way too many with a sick-chit and "excused from games". I like to consider myself a feminist but the discrimination between male/female Service fitness requirements does the female's cause of equality no good whatsoever.
     
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  10. It's all downhill from there though to be fair.You could probably just hold your breath.
     
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  11. Not by the RAF they won't be
     
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  12. "A diverse force is a more operationally effective force."

    "We want to promote diversity and get the best people."

    Diversity is a good thing. Therefore one does not have recruiting problems, one is merely encouraging diversity.

    Quotations lifted from the BBC text.
     
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  13. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

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    Flashman would be turning in his grave.
     
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