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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Women to serve on Dutch submarines

Walrus class SSKThe submarine service – one of the last male only services in the Dutch military – will soon also be opened to women.

Women have never been able to work on the submarines. The thought was that the presence of women would lead to undesirable situations in such small spaces. But the Ministry of Defense has now changed its mind, AD reports.

“No more discussion, it’s going to happen”, chief executive Hugo Ammerlaan said to the newspaper. “It is no longer of this time that we only admit men, we are just about the last country in the modern world that doesn’t do it.”

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