Women in combat roles

9 May 2014 10:35 AM

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced that a review into whether women can serve in combat roles has been brought forward. 

The review will start immediately and conclude by the end of 2014. The vast majority of roles in the armed forces are already open to women, and this review will look at whether females can serve in combat roles, such as in the infantry or the Royal Armoured Corps in the army.

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