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Airplanes and soldiers. RAF opens to women

London, United Kingdom - For the first time they will be allowed to take part at the close combat fights of the Royal Air Force

Starting from today the Royal Air Force (RAF) will accept the applications for recruitment of the women of the United Kingdom for any available job, including those for the RAF Regiment, the terrestrial corps of the British military aviation that are specialized in close combat operations for the defence of airfields. The change marks a major breakthrough in the Royal Air Force. Women may therefore be part of a regiment that is directly engaged in combats and to whose members a considerable physical commitment is required. In the past this kind of jobs was forbidden by the law. The ban was lifted in 2016 by the former-prime minister David Cameron.

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