More personnel will use houses and flats in nearby towns and villages.
There will be flexibility to allow visitors to come and go within the limits of security and operational requirements.
For all their posturing on the sports field, odiferous Lycra has nothing on a starched dress uniform or a pair of well-filled combat trews.
Joost Leunissen, one of the study’s authors, remarked: “This provides evidence for the hypothesis that gender differences in inter-group conflict can have an evolutionary origin, as only males seem to benefit from displaying heroism.” Translation: despite having moved on from our cave phase, men still score points by hitting each other with rocks, while women are expected to swoon.
It was the moment that I began to realise what I’d let myself in for.
I casually remarked to a wing commander’s wife that I might wear a sharp trouser suit to an annual reception and she turned to me with a look of incredulity on her face.
Unmarried soldiers will be allowed to have sex with their girlfriends on bases with the Army's blessing.
Senior officers have given the idea the green light as part of a drive to recruit more soldiers then persuade them to stay longer in uniform.