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A female soldier is to command British Army infantry troops for the first time.
The soldier, who cannot be identified for security reasons, recently passed a tough course designed to select future leaders.
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She is now qualified to command a section of eight soldiers and is set to transfer into a regular infantry battalion, an Army source confirmed last night. She is the first woman to successfully complete the Section Commanders’ Battle Course, which lasts 16 weeks and includes eight weeks of live firing on ranges and a tactics phase.
The course at the Infantry Battle School in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, is designed to select the best Junior Non-Commissioned Officers to lead infantry soldiers in combat. Troops...
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