More than 25 women have been airlifted from Royal Navy ships because of pregnancy.

One ship – HMS Ocean – even had five pregnant sailors removed in emergency ‘medevacs’ during the last nine years, a Freedom of Information request revealed.

And at least one woman was airlifted from HMS Illustrious, which was nicknamed ‘HMS Lusty’ by the crew before it was decommissioned last year.

Reported by the Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.