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A guide to: Women in defence

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June and is celebrated throughout the UK in a series of events and social...
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“We want to mirror the society we defend”, says Sarah Maskell MBE on educating the RAF

The RAF is on its way to embracing diversity and promoting gender equality and Sarah Maskell MBE is helping to drive that change. In 2012, Maskell took up her current role as the lead for Diversity and Inclusion Policy for the Royal Air Force and has strived to improve the lived experience of personnel. Speaking...
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100 years of the RAF

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) – the world’s first and most famous independent Air Force. On this day in 1918, the RAF was formed through the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The RAF took its place beside the British Navy...
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Flexible Working Bill for Armed Forces becomes law

The Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill became law yesterday, allowing some military personnel to serve part-time for defined periods. Service personnel will now be able to apply for enhanced flexible working opportunities. They will also be able to restrict the amount of time they spend away from their home base and families. The Bill is...
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RAF appoints its first female Drum Major

The Royal Air Force has appointed Sergeant Hilary Rosenthal as Deputy Drum Major – the first female to ever hold the role. Sgt Rosenthal, 31, from Greasby, on The Wirral, joined the RAF in November 2004 on French horn, serving with the Central Band. In March 2015, she was posted to the Band of the...
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Servicewomen join forces for photo shoot marking a century of women in the Armed Forces

Servicewomen have joined forces for a photo shoot to commemorate a century of women in the Armed Forces. Organised by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, the photo shoot brings together inspiring women who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces. The shoot includes Major General Susan Ridge, who is the Army’s highest-ranking woman;...
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Armed Forces to introduce flexible working in a bid to keep talent

The Armed Forces is to introduce flexible working, in a bid to keep talented service men and women. The changes will deliver a career, which is as flexible as possible by allowing service personnel to work part time for short periods, as long as the operational effectiveness of the military is maintained. The Armed Forces...
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