View Full Version : UK: RAF to ban women from wearing skirts on parade so transgender personnel don't feel excluded

Captain Pancakes
02-28-2017, 11:14 AM
The RAF has banned servicewomen from wearing skirts on parade so that transgender personnel don't feel excluded.

The MoD has taken the stance on uniform after an increase in trans recruits and it hopes that the move will show it is a 'modern' and 'inclusive' force.

However, the decision has been slammed by servicewomen as political correctness gone 'mad'.

Under the new plans, women will be ordered to wear trousers on parades, on barracks and during public events, reports the Sun.

It is believed the ban was discussed at a meeting of RAF top brass, but the ban has yet to be enforced.

An RAF source said: 'Itís about including people and encouraging diversity.'

One furious servicewoman fumed: 'Everyone's livid. We've been wearing skirts since World War II. It feels like political correctness. The world's going mad.'

While Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, also slammed the ban.

He told the Sun: 'There are obviously too many people in the RAF with too little to do if they have time to agonise over whether or not women should wear skirts in ceremonial uniform.'