Model Michelle Marsh signing a ‘regulation’ silhouetted image of herself on a Harrier
The Daily Mail reports that the enforcers of Political Correctness are worried that the traditional pin up images might offend women and Muslims.
The risque images of women that have decorated warplanes since the First World War have been scrubbed out.
The Ministry of Defence has decreed they could offend the RAF’s female personnel.
Officials admitted they had no record of any complaints from the 5,400 women in the RAF.
But commanders are erring firmly on the side of caution and “nose art“, as it is known, has been consigned to the history books. …
The decision to ban the images followed a visit by glamour models to southern Afghanistan before Christmas. During the trip they signed paintings of themselves on RAF aircraft.
Commanders decided the images were sexist and insisted there was no place for them in the modern armed forces.
There was also concern that they could cause offence in a muslim country where until 2001 all women were forced to wear the head-to-toe burkha in public.
Can you picture the RAF during WWII banning cartoon images on planes because they might offend the German or the Japanese?