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Military attack role 'not for women' - Lord Dannatt

Women soldiers could soon be allowed to serve in front line combat roles in the Army after a review due to take place in 2018 was brought forward.

Currently women can serve on the front line, but not where the primary aim is to "close with and kill the enemy".

Lord Dannatt, former head of the Army, told the BBC that women should not be in "the combat arms" as "a matter of principle".

  • 08 May 2014
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