The Ministry of Defence will for the first time pay 'significant' compensation to the family of the dead servicewoman killed in Afghanistan.
A commentator said: "It is a terrible tragedy to lose a daughter in these appalling circumstances and the MoD realises it's mistake in advertising the armed forces to men and women equally. It misrepresented the approach as one of equality and failed to mention that this might lead to a fatality."
The error has caused deep embarrassment all future advertising will be modified to make it clear that only male members of the armed forces will be put in dangerous situations. Female members will be highly paid and highly trained, but will be kept at least 1000 miles from any enemy.
"We realise in this tragic case that mistakes were made and this brave woman's family will have to live with the consequences of those mistakes for ever."
MoD confirmed that the normal compensation for the death of a male serviceman will be reduced further to £100/year each to pay the £1 million/year compensation for this female death and to reflect the differential value of men and women in the armed forces and society in general.