Our thanks to Bryn for this. An extract:
One said: “The RAF is a modern and inclusive employer.
“We have men who want to live as women, women who want to live as men and personnel who do not identify with any gender. [Hopefully the vast majority of the men want to live as men, the vast majority of the women as women? Let’s ignore them. On second thoughts, why not force all RAF men and women to wear not trousers on parade, but skirts? Or perhaps alternate between all-trouser and all-skirt parades?]
“The view was we need a uniform policy to cut through all of that and say there is one uniform for everyone and that’s that.
“It’s about including people and encouraging diversity.”
Encouraging diversity. That should help us win the next war…
MP Philip Davies and Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, also blasted the move.
Tory Mr Davies said: “It’s a ludicrous decision.
“I’d imagine it was made by a middle class Guardian-reading male with too much time on his hands and a misguided guilt complex.”
Col Kemp, said: “There are obviously too many people in the RAF with too little to do if they have time to agonise over whether or not women should wear skirts in ceremonial uniform.”
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