U.K. Women Now Allowed to Serve in Close Combat

June 28, 2017

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that women will no longer be banned from performing combat roles in the infantry and tank units starting next November. The Prime Minister’s announcement came in response to a recommendation by General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the general staff. 

General Carter's recommendation followed the conclusion of a two year review of women’s physical capability to perform in combat roles. The review found no evidence that women could not perform as well as men. July 12 Original sources: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/08/uk-army-female-soldiers-close-combat-ground-role-ban-to-be-lifted https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/08/uk-army-female-soldiers-close-combat-ground-role-ban-to-be-lifted  

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