Today’s defence-related news includes coverage of the wounded veteran organisation, the CASEVAC Club.
Special Forces Selection
The Sunday Times reports that proposals to modify the Special Forces selection process are being considered by the Special Air Service (SAS) and the Special Boat Service (SBS) to ‘level the playing field’ for women. The paper claims that women may be allowed to carry lighter loads and be given longer to complete tests.
The Sunday Times writes that wounded veterans who survived against the odds have formed the CASEVAC Club, modelled on the Guinea Pig Club – a group of 649 Second World War airmen who had experimental plastic surgery after suffering horrific burns. The CASEVAC Club, for wounded veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, will work with medical professionals to trial techniques that will help other victims, including laser therapy and stem cells.