The RAF is set to ‘ban women from wearing skirts on parade’

The Royal Air Force is set to ban servicewomen from wearing skirts on parade, it has been reported.

The ban is being introduced in a bid to make the service “more inclusive”, the Sun reported.

It quoted a source who said the trousers-only rule is because of an increase in transgender personnel.

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“The RAF is a modern and inclusive employer,” the source told the newspaper.

“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.

“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.”

However, one anonymous servicewoman voiced her displeasure.

“We’ve all been told woman can no longer wear skirts on parade,” she told the Sun.

“Everyone’s livid. We’ve been wearing skirts since World War II.

“It feels like political correctness. The world’s going mad.”

In 2015, the RAF was named one of the top 50 employers for women.

Female staff have been allowed to wear trousers on parade since 2001.

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