The RUC used to have "special constables" who did wet work, they weren't seat warmers, but did actual combat against the IRA. A number died doing their job. They were required to go through the HENV training that the SAS did. Women got through the HENV and a fair slab of the SAS course - they lasted where quite a few men didn't.
The russians had women in combat, the israelis do etc.....
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