This is not supposed to be a history lesson so it is not appropriate to discuss the vast death tolls in the two world wars.
The UK deaths in the Falklands War numbered 261 men plus 3 civilian women accidentally killed by shell fire (100% men as regards service personnel).
The UK war deaths in Iraq were 173 men and 6 women (97% men).
The UK war deaths in Afghanistan were 450 men and 3 women (99.3% men).
The small numbers of women killed in conflicts compares with the following percentages of the armed services who are women.
|Service||Below Officer Rank||Officers|
|Royal Air Force||13.1%||16.7%|
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