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Student need help for homework about british army- asap

#1 Post by mschi »

Hey.
I'm a 20year old student from danmark and need really your help.
I don't know where to put in this topic, so I hope it doesn't matter, that I put it here...
I am working on a homework for university concerning the field "women in language: a comparison between English and German- showen at the example of the British Army and the German Bundeswehr"
While researching I got some problems, because neither the minestery of defence nor the British Army answered my questions. So I have no information about the British army yet.
I need to know, if there are different ranks for men and women in the army and how long women are allowed to serve at all.
It would be also really great, if someone will tell me, where I can find online-laws abou that topic.
Really every help is welcome, because I have to write the paper until next Thursday.
Maybe there ar topics in the forum about my questions, but I couldn't find them.
So, I really sorry for my somehow stupid question, but I need help, and I hope and guess, that there will be somebody in here, who can answer my questions.
Also sorry, for my English, but I hope everyone can understand, what I wanted to say (not easy at all to write an english text knowing that the readers will be native speakers ;) )
Thanks a lot and I am really looking forward to get some feedback :oops:

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Hello mate,

Men and women in the British Forces are now employed on exactly the same terms (or so I believe). The only exception to this is that women are still not allowed to serve in 'front line' units (which consist mainly of the infantry regiments/Corps).

I imagine a good place to start would be the Army's 'equal opportunities' policy, which can be found on the official website.

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#3 Post by mschi »

thanks a lot for the quick answer.

so as they are allowed to do same things (except of front), they are also called the same? so you can't decide wheater it as a female or a male admiral out of the name?

hope you understand, what i mean ;)

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#4 Post by Hyperlithe »

Exactly, you wouldn't know from a person's rank if they were male or female. I'm a Sergeant. (I'm female by the way...)
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#5 Post by mschi »

so you are called ms sergeant and a male college would be called mr sergeant or are there any adresses in front of the titles?

i wont ask that much, but i didnt find a webpage about the topic

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Nope, it's just Sgt.
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#7 Post by mschi »

thanks for your help.
i need sources otherwise my teacher wouldn't accept these information.
but it would be also great if someone of you, who is in the army at the moment gives me the opportunity to ask via pm about 5 question and answer them, so that I could attache them in my sources.
please send me a pm, if you have time to answer the small questions.
thank you

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#8 Post by druadan »

I'd be happy to mate, but being a Royal Marine (which is considered a 'front line' unit) we do not have females...that said, I've worked alongside plenty of other units who do employ females on equal basis to their male counterparts. Hyper is perhaps better informed (and doubtless has stronger views on the subject...she is a woman after all :wink: ).

PS. Hyper, we've never really met...please send age, marital status and photo... :drinking: :roll:

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#9 Post by Hyperlithe »

He's already spoken to me, but I'm not in the Army...

Not quite sure how to react to your last!
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#10 Post by mschi »

I think I found someone... hope that will work :)

I am also female by the way ;)

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#11 Post by Hyperlithe »

Oops, sorry!
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#12 Post by druadan »

Apologies Hyper, I'm not usually so forward...had a few last night :roll: :oops:

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#13 Post by Hyperlithe »

No worries Druadan, I used to get a lot worse from our Danish friend when he was the worse for wear!
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[quote="druadan"]I'd be happy to mate, but being a Royal Marine (which is considered a 'front line' unit) we do not have females...that said, I've worked alongside plenty of other units who do employ females on equal basis to their male counterparts. Hyper is perhaps better informed (and doubtless has stronger views on the subject...she is a woman after all :wink: ).

PS. Hyper, we've never really met...please send age, marital status and photo... :drinking: :roll:

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Smooth talking barsteward :D

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#15 Post by Hyperlithe »

It's definitely a better approach than caling me a hefty lesbian...
Can't even remember who that was, but I'm sure Wholley would know!
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