The aim of this thread is to start a positive discussion on the subject of females joining the Royal Marines in the ground close combat role, an area which has previously caused heated debate. It's appreciated there are a range of views on the political and ethical issues involved but at the same time, there was some really useful stuff which helped those young women wanting to find out more and appreciate what challenges they face. There are at least a couple of dozen females already entering into the selection process. Therefore, deep breath...., we'll restart this thread with the aim of helping those women who aspire to join. It's not a debating thread, it is one about joining the Corps so a polite request to suggest we observe the civility normally afforded to all visitors to this site. Moderators will keep a watchful eye on this thread to try and ensure we all contribute positively, regardless of our views.