No place for a lady ?
Posted by Big John on October 24, 2008
In my working days when I was in a management role I was often criticised for employing women in jobs where men were in the majority; for I have always been in favour of equality for women in the workplace: although I do appreciate that there are a few tasks which may be considered unsuitable for the ‘weaker sex’. One of these being front line combat soldiers.
Now I know that we have come a long way from the days when I served in the RAF some fifty years ago, and was introduced to the then ’Women’s Royal Air Force’ by a grizzled Flight Sergeant who still referred to them by their WW2 name … ‘WAAFs’, and advised me and the other new young conscripts to beware of ‘WAAFs’ as they were only used .. “as officers’ groundsheets”: but are we now ready for Kurkri wealding young ladies from Nepal crying .. “Ayo Gorkhali” .. as they charge into battle ?
Yes, the barmy ‘PC’ brigade in our government is at it again by announcing that the Army would recruit female Gurkhas from 2009, despite the fact that, unlike the rest of the British Army, all Gurkhas are given full infantry training, no matter what job they do, so that they are always ready for action.
Can you believe that a government which fought through the courts to stop Gurkha veterans from settling in Britain, is now imposing unwanted changes on the Army for fear of being sued by Nepalese women ?
Blimey ! How many budding Himalayan heroines can there be ?
The Gurkha motto is … “Better to die than live a coward”.
Somehow I can’t see the ‘Whitehall Warriors’ …
… sticking that over their desks anytime soon.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION – www.gurkhajustice.org.uk.