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Compensation paid for marching injuries

The Ministry of Defence has recently paid £100,000 each to three female RAF recruits in compensation for injuries allegedly sustained by marching, reports the Independent.

The women claimed that being forced to match the stride of male recruits while marching had caused them to suffer injuries to their spine and pelvis.

The standard stride for men is apparently 30 inches, but RAF rules state that women should not be expected to stride more than 27 inches, and should always be placed at the front of any march so that they can set the pace.

However, this policy wasn’t followed while the three women were in training and they had to extend their stride to the full 30 inches.

The compensation payments included amounts for loss of earnings and pension, and all three women have now fully recovered from their injuries, reports the Independent.

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