THE Army has finally recognised women's right to Choos.
After years of coping with big and uncomfortable male-style boots, Britain's female soldiers are to be issued with specially designed combat footwear.
They are not actually Jimmy Choos but kit that is more female-friendly and verging on stylish.
The new boots are narrower with a higher arch designed to suit the different shape of a woman's foot.
The Ministry of Defence has signed an £80 million contract to kit out all British troops with five pairs of state-of-the-art combat boots to meet the demands of different types of operation.
Women should not have to sacrifice femininity and a bit of glamour just because they are in the Army. So I hope the lady soldiers' five pairs of footwear come in a variety of styles.
Kitten heel and maybe even stiletto. The latter may be handy in combat.
Other bits of military kit could be adapted for the ladies. A helmet with built-in Carmen rollers which enables the wearer to go straight from manoeuvres to a disco at the Naafi with a suitable hairstyle.
The camouflage stuff they paint on their faces might usefully contain a high proportion of face cream. You know our soldiers are worth it.
There may be Kevlar by Armani. A Prada grenade belt so they don't have to ask: do my bombs look big in this?
Females will, of course, keep their military kit neat and tidy. They will not say: "Sergeant, can you delay the attack for a few minutes. I know the keys to the armoured vehicle are somewhere in my Louis Vuitton rucksack but I just can't find them."
Women soldiers are no longer a novelty. You even hear people say: "Aye, he's got a baby son now. He had him tae a sojer."
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