Female Officer passed UKSF Selection Course?

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I have just finished reading 'The British Officer' by Antony Clayton, who was a senior lecturer at Sandhurst (also a Lt Colonel in the TA).

On page 245 it states that:

"in 2003 a women officer successfully completed the extremely testing Special Forces selection course, the first women to do so"

Is this correct??

At first I thought he might have mistaken Capt. Tattersall (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2017213.stm) as the women officer.

But surely as a senior lecturer at RMAS, he would know the AACC is no where nearly as challenging as the UKSF selection!
 
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wannabeseal said:
I have just finished reading 'The British Officer' by Antony Clayton, who was a senior lecturer at Sandhurst (also a Lt Colonel in the TA).

On page 245 it states that:

"in 2003 a women officer successfully completed the extremely testing Special Forces selection course, the first women to do so"

Is this correct??

At first I thought he might have mistaken Capt. Tattersall (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2017213.stm) as the women officer.

But surely as a senior lecturer at RMAS, he would know the AACC is no where nearly as challenging as the UKSF selection!
Wow you've come on the site with an interesting range of subjects, 2 identical posts. Be interesting or fcuk off will you?
 
#3
wow! thanks for a nice reply! having asked all my oppo's etc, they couldn't verify if it was true or not!

so i thought i would give this forum thing a go, didnt expect that nicely worded reply though
 
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Markintime said:
wannabeseal said:
wow! thanks for a nice reply! having asked all my oppo's etc, they couldn't verify if it was true or not!

so i thought i would give this forum thing a go, didnt expect that nicely worded reply though
So wait patiently on one thread and stop spreading your bets, there's a good Doris.
Perhaps it's female multitasking, asking bone question in seperate locations in case officers only read officers theads and likewise Infantry.... :twisted:
 
#6
To be fair i'd spread my attack of this forum aswell, the majority of replies won't be informative (e.g. yours) so it seems reasonable to try reach more of the guys on here. Eggs in one basket and all that....
 
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J_E_P said:
To be fair i'd spread my attack of this forum aswell, the majority of replies won't be informative (e.g. yours) so it seems reasonable to try reach more of the guys on here. Eggs in one basket and all that....
Agreed. Some of the time it's better to ask the same question on a couple of forums to see where it fits in, especially as a lot of very knowledgable posters only read one forum and it may not be immediatley obvious which forum the question should be asked in.

Unless you are markintime, who obviously knows everything about everything and has suddenly become the forum police that is responsible for putting new posters in their place. His knowledge obvioulsy superceeds everyone elses on here. Especially his knowledge of how to be a tool.
 
#9
Why on earth would anyone want to give away that kind of information? If the bad guys know there's one female in the SAS and she's captured, what kind of chance would you give her?

Same goes for any other easily identifiable minority groups... like handsome and debonaire Geordies for example.
 
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Canader said:
Same goes for any other easily identifiable minority groups... like handsome and debonaire Geordies for example.

You can find them right by the Rocking Horse Shit. :)
 
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blonde_guy said:
Does 63 Signals Squadron not count among its ranks some females who have passed UKSF Selection?
Ha ha ha ha ha, no, please stop ha ha ha.

STABS that can pass a PFT are now classed as SF?
 
#12
No, however stabs who are members of UKSF(R) are. :roll:
 
#13
Heard a genuine rumour that, following a plague of lower limb, pelvic girdle and varicose vein injuries, the MoD restricts females to carrying <36lbs weight during training. With obvious implications to this thread.
 

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In fact women have been regularly passing SF selection since the 1970s and even as far back as 1941-45. As far as I'm aware, there are no women serving as 'blades' in 22 SAS Regiment, and none have ever been allowed to take the course, but they have been for a long time in other parts of UKSF.

It's hard to know what Clayton means: if he's suggesting that a female officer passed 22 SAS or SBS selection, then he's wrong; if he's suggesting that a female officer passed selection for other units within SF then he's right, but the same would be equally true for 1993, 1983 and possibly even 1973 as well.
 
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wannabeseal said:
I have just finished reading 'The British Officer' by Antony Clayton, who was a senior lecturer at Sandhurst (also a Lt Colonel in the TA).

On page 245 it states that:

"in 2003 a women officer successfully completed the extremely testing Special Forces selection course, the first women to do so"

Is this correct??

At first I thought he might have mistaken Capt. Tattersall (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2017213.stm) as the women officer.

But surely as a senior lecturer at RMAS, he would know the AACC is no where nearly as challenging as the UKSF selection!
The answer is really quite simple, SRR which is part of UKSF group, actively recruits women.
 

cpunk

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Threads about SF are always slightly problematic. Personally, I think that the degree of secrecy practised by the MoD is excessive and attracts more attention to SF than they probably care for; but of course these policies are thought through by men and women much more steely-eyed than I am. So having had this little discussion, it's time to lock the thread before we start going down the road of endangering anyone's personal security.
 
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