We have more women in the air force
and more women staying I dare say
and more women in senior ranks.
We had a two star in Elaine West
who's now retired
and we now have Chrissy Elliot.
Very, very inspiring characters
and it's nice to see, when you see them up there,
you think actually, do you know what?
Because the air force, like the rest of the military
is very male dominant,
we can't get away from that,
so as a female, sometimes you have to prove yourself
a little bit more I dare say
and maybe some females will agree with me, some won't
because it just depends on the environment
that you work in
but I think we get given the same platform,
if you like, we compete on the same promotion boards
and so, we've proved that we're just as good
as the male counterparts
and that's why we now have,
because women are staying in longer as well,
we now have opportunities for people
to progress beyond what previously we didn't have
women in two star ranks and above, for example
within the air force.