By Alex Glenn • 17 October 2021 • 10:03
Battle of the Bulge. Troops in the armed forces are said to be battling staggering 55-inch waistlines.
In Britain, the average size of a man’s waste is around 37 inches. Some soldiers in the armed forces have reportedly measured in with waistlines of 55 inches. According to The Sun, some members of the armed forces have been forced out due to their weight. Others have been told to diet and even prescribed weight loss pills to help them.
According to The Sun, thousands of staff have failed vital health checks. These checks ensure that members of the Armed Forces are fit to fight.
The Ministry of Defence commented on the vital testing. The Ministry said: “Regular and robust fitness testing ensures personnel are physically able to do the job required of them.”
So far this year at least 11 service personnel had waists measuring in at 55 inches. The data only covered until April 2021. Three Navy personnel, five RAF personnel and three army personnel had these waist measurements.
This reportedly led to discharges due to weight issues. The personnel were said to have weights ranging from 17 stone to 22 stone.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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