What was the Royal Air Force Mutiny of 1946?

Introduction The Royal Air Force Mutiny of 1946 was a series of demonstrations and strikes at several dozen Royal Air Force stations in the Indian Subcontinent in January 1946. Background As these incidents involved refusals to obey orders they technically constituted a form of “mutiny”. The protests arose from slow demobilisation and poor conditions of… Read More


Strength of the UK Regular Forces by Service & Sex

The Armed Forces have an exemption from the Equality Act 2010 for reasons of combat effectiveness and there are restrictions on women serving in close-combat roles. The principal roles closed to women are: the Royal Marines General Service, the Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps, the Infantry and Royal Air Force Regiment. Figures compiled in the 2006… Read More