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Fears have been raised that women will be unable to cope with the physical demands of close ground combat operations, while there have also been concerns their presence could damage the “cohesion” of units in battle.
However, speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Cameron says it is time to end the ban on females serving in close combat roles.
A publicity drive has been launched to ensure that all females considering joining up know of the opportunities.
Ending the ban would also bring the Army into line with international allies, such as Australia and the US, which announced this month it would open up all military roles to women applicants.
Women already serve in a range of UK Armed Forces jobs, including fighter pilots, sailors and submariners.