Women are set to join men on the frontline even though a report has said that male colleagues are much stronger.
The study found that “women are built differently to men — higher fat mass, less muscle mass, less cardio output, which leads to greater/quicker energy deficit than men and they have to work harder to achieve the same output”.
But our right-on Army and its political bosses are not deterred. They plan to water down the fitness tests so women can be recruited for close combat.
Colonel Richard Kemp, who commanded British forces in Afghanistan, has warned that “we will have infantry soldiers who are less capable than they are today…I have spoken to people who are serving in the infantry…if women are allowed in, they will leave.”