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Letting women join front-line Army fighting units a ‘failed exercise in political correctness’

Letting women join front-line Army fighting units a ‘failed exercise in political correctness’

The decision to allow women to join front-line Army fighting units has been described as a “failed exercise in political correctness” after government figures revealed that only 10 female recruits started infantry and Royal Armoured Corps basic training last year. Just 15 female recruits completed basic training for either infantry or tank units between January...

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HMS Prince of Wales finally sets sail for Nato exercise

HMS Prince of Wales finally sets sail for Nato exercise

Grant Shapps, the Defence Secretary, said the military’s ability to deploy “hundreds of crew” within a week was “testament to the skill and ability of the Royal Navy”. Mr Shapps added: “In an increasingly dangerous world, where it is more important than ever that we stand united with our allies, HMS Prince of Wales will...

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Is Britain ready for World War III? Former top general warns Brits aged up to SIXTY might have to serve in Finnish-style conscript army –  as Whitehall examines using Ukraine training plan to get volunteers ready to fight Russia

Is Britain ready for World War III? Former top general warns Brits aged up to SIXTY might have to serve in Finnish-style conscript army –  as Whitehall examines using Ukraine training plan to get volunteers ready to fight Russia

Britain has to ‘think carefully’ about conscripting hundreds of thousands of Brits to fight Russia, a former top British Army officer has warned. General Richard Shirreff, a former Nato commander, warned that the UK might need to introduce a system akin to that used in Finland in the event of a European land war. It came...