Press-ups and sit-ups dropped from new gender neutral Army training

For centuries, young soldiers have been “thrashed” in a hell for leather fitness test to prove they were at the peak of physical strength and battle ready. But in a new scientific overhaul of basic training, the British Army revealed yesterday that combat training will become “gender and age neutral” – because the enemy does not care what sex or how old a soldier is.

For the last three years, the military has worked with scientists from the University of Chichester to produce new “representative military tasks” that will replace a regime that has been used for the last 20 years.

Tea Time. France, WW II.

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