Question 032

Here is a question which some of the female members of the branch may remember.  Click Play to listen.

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QUESTION:

What  year did the British Royal Navy permit women to go to sea, and what were the two exceptions ?

ANSWER:

During October 1990, the first WRNS communicators went to sea, following an earlier decision to allow female ratings the same drafting opportunities as males. The only exceptions were service in submarines and the Royal Marines.

REFERENCES:

http://www.rncca.com/PDF%20Docs/MercHist1.pdf  (Page 24)

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One Response to Question 032

  1. Trev Appleton says:

    = What year did the British Royal Navy permit women to go to sea, and what were the two exceptions? = AR
    1990. Have their own sleeping quarters, toilets and showers.

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