First Dutch woman marine trainee quits due to injury
It was only since 1 January 2017 that women were allowed in the Dutch Marine Corps, and after finally having one woman approved for the programme, she has had to stop due to two consecutive injuries.
The woman, who started her training in January of this year, was also shielded from the media until she finished her training, after which the media could interview her.
Much like an athlete, she obviously knew that it was better to stop than to risk any more injuries, which all parties involved understand.
Although there are many differences throughout Europe, The Netherlands was never a leader when it came to having women join all branches of Defence, especially when it came to allowing women on submarines, which is still only scheduled for 2025.