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Women's Royal Army Corps

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 13 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will seek to abolish the rule which requires a married woman to have her husband's permission in writing before she can join the WRAC.

No. It is considered to be a wise precaution that both the husband and wife should be fully aware of, and accept, all the consequences of either spouse joining the Army. In the case of legally separated or divorced applicants, of either sex, no consent is required.