Women on the cusp of Royal Marine trainingÂ
WOMENÂ are undergoing physical testing which could see them begin training to become Royal Marines for the first time.
It comes two years after former prime minister David Cameron saidÂ the ban on women serving in '˜ground close'Â combat roles would be lifted.
More than 1,350 females have inquired about becoming potential Commandos, and 20 have gone on to begin the selection process. They areÂ undergoing preliminary testing, which involves an interview and two one-and-a-half mile timed treadmill runs. If they pass this process they will be offered the chance to begin the 32-week course atÂ Lympstone Commando Training Centre in Devon in 2019.