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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Female RAF member awarded 100,000 over injuries caused by...marching.

Three female RAF recruits have each been awarded £100,000 by the Ministry of Defence over injuries reportedly caused by marching with their male colleagues.
The women claimed that parading alongside taller male recruits caused them to over-stride repeatedly over several weeks, which led them to develop spinal and pelvic injuries.
Lawyers for one of the recruits claimed the MoD accused the women of exaggerating their symptoms during the five-year legal battle, the Mail on Sunday said.
Carrying the same heavy packs as male recruits also contributed to the injuries suffered by the women at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire, it was claimed.
The MoD confirmed that a settlement was agreed for the three former recruits in August.
An MoD spokeswoman said: "When compensation claims are submitted, they are considered on the basis of whether or not the Ministry of Defence has a legal liability to pay compensation.
"Where there is a legal liability to pay compensation we do so. The RAF takes the welfare of it recruits very seriously and has reviewed its recruit training practices to mitigate against this risk."
The amount of compensation paid took into account each claimant's pain and suffering, degree of injury, property losses, past and future financial losses and the level of care required.
The women said they were forced to extend their strides to 30in while undergoing basic training, according to the paper. RAF official policy now states that female recruits should not be expected to extend the length of their strides beyond 27in.
One of the claimants, Tracie Davies, from Odiham, Hampshire, who was 22 when she started basic training in January 2006, said: "The guys were over 6ft tall so I was over-striding to march in step with them.
"When I started getting pains in my groin I was told to march through it, even when I was carrying a heavy pack which was almost the size of me.
"I trusted the medics to know better than me so I carried on marching."
She told the newspaper she had suffered four pelvic fractures and was medically discharged in 2008.

Feminists say they can do what men can...REALLY?
Theoretical situation...
Your in combat, you get wounded, the only one who can get you medical attention and carry you back to medi-vac is a crazy feminist beside you, you weight between 200 to 250 pounds...
They can't even walk beside you on the parade ground....without claiming injuries...or do 3 pull-ups.
in other words, your ass is grass...
We all have our place in life, some of us just have to admit to limitations in order to keep those beside us safe...
TNC does not demonize women as a whole, but commits to the idea, we all have limitations, whether your a man or a woman, admitting to those, greatly enhances the true gifts we are born with.

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