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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Royal Navy prepares to let women serve on submarines for the first time

Astute class submarineMilitary bosses are ­planning to lift the ban on women serving on Royal Navy submarines.

The move is revealed in a leaked letter which comes after concerns over health risks were dismissed.

The memo – sent to Navy bosses by the office of the Fleet’s deputy chief of staff – says: “The Navy Board is wholeheartedly committed to the principle of giving women the same opportunity as men.

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