A new three part documentary series for Channel 4 will, for the first time, follow a platoon of female recruits as they embark on their training for a career in the British Army.
As the Government gears up for their 2016 review of women in the military, GI Janes will follow the 14 week training period of 47 women aged between 17 and 32 all of whom are being trained to survive in combat on the frontline. The series has been filmed over 14 weeks at Pirbright Army Training Centre, the biggest training centre in the UK, hosting Phase 1 training for around 2000 new soldiers every year.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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