British army should consider giving women close-combat roles, says general

Head of armed forces General Sir Peter Wall says move would make services look ‘more normal to society’

The British army must seriously consider allowing women to serve in close-combat roles in the near future, the head of the armed forces has said.

General Sir Peter Wall said that such a move would make the armed services “look more normal to society” and demonstrate that there were equal opportunities within the organisation, boosting recruitment of women to all roles.

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