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Ant Middleton: ‘Women Must Earn Their Place In The Special Forces’ | Forces Network

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‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ star Ant Middleton has said that women have to “earn” their place on selection to have a right to join the SAS.

The ex-Marine and special forces soldier also suggested there might be an all-female version of the gruelling Channel 4 show in the future.

Responding to a previous comment he had made, in which he said he did not think there is currently a place for women in the special forces, Middleton told ITV’s Lorraine: “It’s not that I don’t think women could ever join. I think there’s a process.

He added: “It’s not just a case of getting onto a course and doing a course, most of us are experienced Royal Marines or from a Parachute Regiment.

“We’ve done five to eight years, we’ve done multiple tours of duty and we earn our place for selection, we shouldn’t just put someone in there because there’s no women and go, ‘Right let’s see how they get on’.”

Source: Ant Middleton: ‘Women Must Earn Their Place In The Special Forces’ | Forces Network

 

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