Monday, January 4, 2010

Women set to serve on RN submarines

Women now serve in many areas of the British armed forces alongside men but one bastion of maleness has remained underwater so to speak. The ban on women serving on submarines may be lifted though the ban on frontline infantry will remain. Lifting the ban would bring almost total gender equality to the Royal Navy, though the number of ships women can actually serve on is unlikely to increase by much anytime soon. Submarines like the Astute (below) could be  adapted to accommodate women though existing classes may be more problematic.

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