My position has never changed: if the lady can "pass" IN UNIFORM (not because you saw her in the parking lot), then she can attend. Arbitrary rules about "no women in the ranks" are as illogical as "no vests in the ranks."
I have seen both extremes of "gal troops." But like with authenticity, if you close your mind and don't allow for improvement, then you will never get any of either.
Treasurer, The Rowdy Pards
'In the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of tomfoolery can explain away anything that makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong."