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Mail: "Female RAF Recruits Get £100k ... Because They Were Made To March Like Men"

soleil

War Hero
Well it is a long way from the rooms to reception in most 5 star establishments! :)

You couldn't make it up!!!


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exJenny

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Oh ffs. What about the short arse blokes??


Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
 
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guestm

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led them to develop spinal and pelvic injuries.

A. It's the RAF, they don't get issued with spines.
B. The female members of every RAF camp I've ever been to certainly haven't complained about any pelvic injuries bestowed upon them.
C. What a crock of shit.
 

Rachelthree

War Hero
Shite like this is what keeps women from moving as far forward as we can, fack sake. If you join then surely you understand the physical rigours and demands. My dad comes across plenty of blokes who are either coming to the end of their military careers or left prematurely and took up civvy roles due to messed up knees, hips etc; arguably and probably aggravated/caused by military life. Do they on the whole demand and receive compo, nein.
 

Taffd

Lantern Swinger
Specific rules about pace length were laid down to counteract a known problem. Ignoring these rules meant that the training staff involved were directly responsible for breaking some trainees. The MOD were at fault.
 

Taffd

Lantern Swinger
Shite like this is what keeps women from moving as far forward as we can, fack sake. If you join then surely you understand the physical rigours and demands. My dad comes across plenty of blokes who are either coming to the end of their military careers or left prematurely and took up civvy roles due to messed up knees, hips etc; arguably and probably aggravated/caused by military life. Do they on the whole demand and receive compo, nein.

On the other hand, every ex-serviceman that I know personally, has claimed for everything possible, as is their entitlement.
 

Rachelthree

War Hero
On the other hand, every ex-serviceman that I know personally, has claimed for everything possible, as is their entitlement.

Alot of his colleagues/people have been in contact with have been told it is hard to distinguish the amount of damage sustained from essential mil duties and recreational running and phys. I agree people should but it should be fair to blokes as well, if it is then good :) before anyone says i am not in the military lolz but at the end of the day its a messageboard, so fack it
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
The length of march is 27" in mixed groups precisely because women are injured when marching at 30" paces. The RAF deliberately put a set of guidelines in to stop this happening. The instructors chose to ignore these very clear rules.

The end result is that they injured 3 people who lost their careers, and cost the MOD £300,000 simply for not following the rules.

The people at fault here at not those who claimed, but those who chose to believe that they knew better than the regulations.
 

Taffd

Lantern Swinger
Alot of his colleagues/people have been in contact with have been told it is hard to distinguish the amount of damage sustained from essential mil duties and recreational running and phys. I agree people should but it should be fair to blokes as well, if it is then good :) before anyone says i am not in the military lolz but at the end of the day its a messageboard, so fack it

It's not necessary to have served in order to have an opinion.

I suggest this is an area where it is not credible to opine in generalities. If an injury can be shown to be attributable to service, then the claim will be accepted. The onus of course, is on the claimant to prove that any injury is attributable.

It used to be the case that any injury claimed for within, I think, 7 years of leaving, would be deemed attributable, but I don't know if this is still the case.

Anyhow, the tens of thousands who claimed for noise-induced deafness, when cut-off levels were brought into line with civilian claim levels some years ago, stands as evidence directly contradicting your suggestion that most service-leavers just get on with things.
 
Or maybe sign a disclaimer at basic training! "Walking in a straight line behind somebody with longer legs may make you bandy!" And a caveat that being on a joint force base with Monty may have the same affect!


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tomcat24

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"Three female RAF recruits have each been awarded £100,000 by the Ministry of Defence after suffering injuries caused by marching in step with their male colleagues.

The women claimed that parading alongside taller male recruits caused them to over-stride, a repetitive motion which, when repeated over several weeks, led them to develop spinal and pelvic injuries.

Female RAF recruits get £100,000 compensation each... because they were made to march like men | Mail Online

Is this the best the DM can really write regarding defence news?
 
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