Swedish air force captain demands fireproof bras
Published: 10 May 2009 10:09 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 May 2009 10:09 GMT+02:00
Equipment for female members of the Swedish armed forces is not up to standard and most of the equipment is designed with men as the norm.
Group captain Micael Bydén, has now decided to speak out about the situation and has demanded that women serving in the armed forces be taken into account and be provided with flame-proof bras.
"It is a question of basic safety. You can not have anything close to the body that can set alight when you are flying," Bydén told local newspaper Östgöta Correspondenten.
Bydén also doubts whether fireproof panties are provided and believes that the female crew members are thus forced to fly around in male underwear.
How the bra issue will be addressed in the meantime is as yet unclear.
"They will decline to wear bras when they are flying," the captain presumed.