Report: UK’s Royal Air Force “Pauses” Recruitment of White Males to Fill Gender, Racial Diversity Quota
Sky News UK: “The head of RAF recruitment has resigned in protest at an ‘effective pause’ on offering jobs to white male recruits in favour of women and ethnic minorities, defence sources have claimed.”
As Russia plays war on Europe’s eastern frontier, the British Royal Air Force has paused recruiting “white males” to the service to meet its diversity quota, Sky News UK reported Tuesday.
The move to discriminate against white men to make place for more “women and ethnic minorities” reportedly triggered a protest within the ranks of the RAF. The head of the air force recruitment, a female officer herself, stepped down from her position in response to the measure, the UK broadcaster confirmed.
The UK’s woke gender and racial ‘diversity’ drive is not limited to the RAF alone. The government is pushing all three branches of the British armed forces to make recruitment decisions based on gender, race, and ethnicity.
“Successive governments have been challenging all three armed services – the RAF, the army and the Royal Navy – for years to improve their diversity statistics in what has traditionally been a predominantly white, male profession,” the broadcaster added.
Sky News reported the RAF’s decision:
The head of RAF recruitment has resigned in protest at an “effective pause” on offering jobs to white male recruits in favour of women and ethnic minorities, defence sources have claimed.
The senior female officer apparently handed in her notice in recent days amid concerns that any such restrictions on hiring, however temporary and limited, could undermine the fighting strength of the Royal Air Force (RAF), the sources said.
They said the service was attempting to hit “impossible” diversity targets.
The defence sources accused Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, the head of the RAF, of appearing willing to compromise UK security at a time of growing threats from Russia and China in pursuit of albeit important goals such as improving diversity and inclusion.
One of the defence sources noted how General Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of the army, has likened today’s security challenges to those in the build-up to the Second World War, warning that the UK is facing its “1937 moment”.
“Then you look at the head of the RAF and he’s prepared to break the operational requirement of the air force just to meet diversity [targets],” the source said. (…)
It is a goal championed by defence chiefs. Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the head of the armed forces, used his first public speech in-post last December to stress the importance of striving for better diversity.
He said this was not “about wokefulness. It is about woefulness. The woefulness of too few women. The woefulness of not reflecting the ethnic, religious and cognitive diversity of our nation.”
The MOD has announced it aims to increase the ratio of female recruits coming into the armed forces in general to 30% by 2030 from around 12%.
The RAF – which was the first of the services to open all roles to women and already has the highest ratio of females – is aiming to go further. It wants the ratio of female air force recruits to hit 40% by the end of the decade – more than double the current level.
The target for ethnic minorities is to reach 20% of all air force recruits within the same timeframe, up from around 10%.
While British and European politicians have failed to build up their militaries — expecting the U.S. to pay the lion’s share for the continent’s defense, they have turned their armies into guinea pigs for woke social experiments.
The British political and military leaders are promoting a ‘diversity’ campaign that has already failed miserably in other Western nations. The British Armed Forces, which once truly ruled the waves and heroically repulsed the Nazi war machine, are now a mere shadow of their former self. The situation isn’t much different in the rest of the Western world.
If British military planners want to see where these woke defense policies lead, they just have to look across the English Channel at Germany.
Under Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign, the Germany Bundeswehr was stripped bare of its military capabilities. As the Russian military marched into Ukraine in late February, the Bundeswehr chief, Alfons Mais, admitted that the country’s armed forces had been completely hollowed out.
“The Bundeswehr, the army that I am privileged to lead, is more or less bare,” Mais said in the face of Russian aggression. “The options that we can offer the politicians to support the alliance are extremely limited.”
The Bundeswehr isn’t just ineffective as a fighting force. As its generals lament, the military is getting infested with jihadis and terrorists as its ranks get more ‘diverse.’ According to the German military intelligence agency (MAD), Islamic terrorists of German nationality were using the Bundeswehr military service to get trained in handling heavy weapons and combat tactics.DONATE
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