British Army Officer Becomes First Woman to Pass Brutal Para Course
February 26, 2020
A British Army officer has become the first woman to pass a gruelling Parachute Regiment entry test.
Capt Rosie Wild, 28, was described as a "trailblazer" after passing the P Company course - which many men fail.
Several women have attempted P Company, also known as the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS), since they were first able to apply in the 1990s.
Physical challenges across the five days include a timed 20-mile endurance march and an aerial assault course.
Capt Wild was awarded the coveted maroon beret of the Parachute Regiment, or the Paras, on Tuesday - though she will not join the regiment.
Read more: British Army Officer Becomes First Woman to Pass Brutal Para Course (bbc.com)
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