Female First for Sandhurst

A trio of Servicewomen became the first female officer cadets from their respective countries to pass out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). Chuki Wangmo from Bhutan, Firushana Thaufeeq from Maldives and Midya Masti from the Peshmerga Force of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq walked up the iconic steps of Old College at the end… Read More

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What are the Enablers & Barriers to Workplace Breastfeeding in the Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Enablers and barriers to workplace breastfeeding in the Armed Forces: a systematic review. Background The UK has no legislation protecting employees’ access to breastfeeding facilities. Without specific breastfeeding policy, provisions to access workplace facilities can be inconsistent and negatively impact employees’ breastfeeding duration, retention and morale, particularly servicewomen who work in varied… Read More

First Female RLC Commando

In December 2020, Captain Eve Newton became the first female in the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) to pass the All Arms Commando Course (AACC). Newton completed the gruelling course without interruption, and joins an exclusive club of a handful of Service women to gain the coveted green beret. Newton is currently Admin Officer of 23… Read More

Does Foot-Drill Negatively Affect Lower-Extremity Proprioceptive Acuity?

Research Paper Title Altered Dynamic Postural Stability and Joint Position Sense Following British Army Foot-Drill. Background Impaired proprioceptive acuity negatively affects both joint position sense and postural control and is a risk factor for lower-extremity musculoskeletal injury in athletes and military personnel. British Army foot-drill is an occupational military activity involving cyclical high impact loading… Read More

The Vulnerable Half Million…

“…during the war over half a million women fought in the Soviet armed forces. However, rather than improving the status of women, this left them more vulnerable to mistreatment. It has come to light from recently opened Soviet records and the confessions of Red Army veterans that female soldiers were routinely sexually abused, especially by… Read More

First Female Officers Graduate RAF Regiment Training

The first female RAF Regiment Officers have successfully completed the 25-week course required to become members of the RAF Regiment and graduated at RAF Honington, Suffolk, on 08 August 2020. Flying Officer Emma Graves (22) of Verwood, Dorset, knew that a military career was for her and chose to earn her commission in the RAF… Read More

Can Basic Training Contraceptive Policy Influence Contraception Use Among Junior Enlisted Servicewomen?

Research Paper Title Influence of military contraceptive policy changes on contraception use and childbirth rates among new recruits. Background Unplanned pregnancy is a common problem among United States servicewomen. Variation among service branches in contraceptive education and access during initial training is associated with differences in contraceptive use and childbirth rates despite access to a… Read More