Featured in the Daily Star, By Anthony Thrower…
And 58% of the victims said suffered from mental health issues after leaving the forces.
More than half of female veterans claim they were sexually assaulted while serving in the Armed Forces.
Charity Forward Assist is calling on the Government to do more to protect Our Girls.
The organisation, which interviewed 100 women who had been in the RAF, Army or Navy, discovered 52 had been sexually assaulted.
Another 26 women had been physically assaulted, 66 said they were bullied and 49 admitted they had experienced emotional trauma.
Charity founder Tony Wright, who was in the Royal Marines, was shocked by the findings.
He said: “I was expecting to find the women were suffering combat-related stress, such as PTSD. But I didn’t expect this level of military sexual trauma.”
The research also revealed 58% of the women had mental health issues when they left the Armed Forces.
And 60% said they received little support when they retired from the military.
The charity says there is “no suggestion” their figures are reflected among women currently serving in the Armed Forces.
A spokesman said: “Sexual harassment is not tolerated in the Armed Forces.
“We urge any victim of abuse to come forward.”