Will hiring Gurkha girls weaken British Army?

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  1. Half the Army's Gurkhas are infantry soldiers in the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and half serve in specialist Gurkha 'corps' units providing engineering, logistics, signals and medical support.
    Unlike the rest of the Army, every Gurkha undergoes full infantry combat training.
    Female Gurkha recruits will be restricted to non-infantry units - in line with the Army's policy on all women recruits - but will serve alongside male Gurkhas.
    The problem is it is illegal to recruit and train men and women differently to do the same job.
    Putting female Gurkhas through gruelling infantry training will leave them more at risk of injury and failure, it is feared, and liable to sue the Army for sex discrimination.
    In a trial in Nepal last year no women passed the current tests.
    It is being suggested that 'The Army will have to become a less effective force to satisfy equality laws.'


    I personally think that yes you have both have men and women in the army but i personally feel that women should not be in the infantry units due to the fact that it just does not seem right .
  2. PFTs?
  3. Stacker, ignore 'cala'. It's yet another incarnation of Chubb. She was banned less than an hour ago as 'swan'.