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Swedish air force captain demands fireproof bras

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.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

17:20 May 11, 2009 by eZee.se
> "They will decline to wear bras when they are flying," the captain presumed.

Theres a win already!

A cheaper solution, make the make crew keep an eye out for the female crew and put them in charge of patting out any fires up there ;)

Ahhh, why didnt i think of a career in the armed forces....
03:39 May 12, 2009 by volvoman9
Flame proof garments have been around for a long time and most fabrics can be rendered flame resistant. This may draw a lot of attempts at humor but the fix is fairly easy. Give these gals what they need to do their job safely. This is not a frivolous request.
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