Letter: A woman's place?

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The Independent Online
Sir: In a country of increasing mass male unemployment, shattered marriages and disturbed children, can you tell me why women are needed at all in peacetime active armed forces ('The pounds 100 million babies', 13 July)?

Yours sincerely,


Lymington, Hampshire

The writer was in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during the Second World War.