BE THE BEST

We want to celebrate and thank every single woman who has served in the British Army, including the thousands serving today.

WOMEN IN THE ARMY

"Being in the Army gives me great career opportunities. Pay scales are transparent so I know I'm being paid the same as my male colleagues."

The British Army is at the forefront of equal pay, with men and women on the same payscale. It's not just in the pay packet that women are equal. They are also treated with the same respect as their male colleagues.

The Army is recognised as being a good employer for women, having been awarded a place in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017, and winning a Workplace Gender Equality Award from Business in the Community.

ARE MEN AND WOMEN TREATED EQUALLY?

Pay and promotion

Men and women are on the same pay scale and are paid according to rank. The Army promotes people based on their performance, capability and potential. Every soldier receives an annual report and the best people are selected for promotion.

Training

Men and women get the same high standard of training. All role related fitness standards are the same, and unrelated to gender. This makes sure that everyone is fit enough to do the job.