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Army chiefs ban troops from calling sewing sets 'housewife kits' after being criticised over un-PC language Troops could face disciplinary action if they fail to adhere to the new guidelines They are intended to bring the Army into line with civilian organisations Army may now come under pressure to change historic gender-specific ranks such as guardsman

By Mark Nicol Defence Editor For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 01:49 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 01:50 BST, 25 August 2019

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Army chiefs stung by criticism over their use of politically incorrect language have banned troops from referring to sewing sets as ‘housewife kits’

Army chiefs stung by criticism over their use of politically incorrect language have banned troops from referring to sewing sets as 'housewife kits'

Army chiefs stung by criticism over their use of politically incorrect language have banned troops from referring to sewing sets as 'housewife kits', according to a document seen by The Mail on Sunday.

Soldiers at the infantry training school (SCHINF) in Brecon, who have to sew badges and buttons on to their uniforms, must now say 'sewing kit' while military training manuals containing the term 'housewife kit' will be pulped.

It comes after The Mail on Sunday

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