First Female British Army Officer Bound for Combat
June 28, 2017
May 2, 2017: An unnamed female soldier will join the Royal Tank Regiment after the Army last year scrapped its ban on women in frontline ground fighting jobs. Army chiefs have refused provide the soldier's name in order to keep her out of the public eye while she completes the next 20-week phase of her training. Theresa May spoke of her pride in this milestone at the academy’s Sovereign’s Parade where she saw 190 cadets graduate after completing their 44 weeks of training. See full article: Theresa May Salutes First Female British Army Officer Bound for Frontline Combat Job (www.telegraph.co.uk)
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