"RAF female officer takes command of parade"

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  1. Not sure if you can see this on the civvy net, but whilst looking on the Army Intranet, there was a page with the above title....
    Cant see why a female Sqn Ldr has to have the fact that she was a Parade Commander for some march through Norwich make RAF headlines!
    Apparently its the first time a female (bring out the Champagne!) officer has taken charge of a Pde. I suppose it takes women a long time to get used to the noisy band and remembering the Order of March!!!
    What next....."RAF female officer shuts office door without breaking a nail"!!!
    By way nothing against the Officer, just the way it makes the news!!
  2. It wasn't the female bit that made the news, it was the bit about an RAF officer taking command of anything.
  3. Ah, she was the first female officer from RAF Marham to command a parade.

    A bit like being the first bloke for Little Uppingham to command a detachment of Chefs....

    "Having recently returned from operations in Afghanistan, Squadron Leader Amanda Martin-Smith has now become the first female from RAF Marham to take on the role of a Parade Commander."
  4. Just some tat PR on a quiet news day. These things were helped when we introduced a shorter sword - it helped the girls and the wee men take charge without looking like they had a two-handed claymore.
  5. What day was the parade on? Maybe she was the first RAF Officer to work over a weekend.
  6. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    She comes from a forces background. "Her father spent 22 years as a Royal Marine before joining the army". Some career.
  7. You spent thirteen years in a drunken stupor before realising that you'd actually joined the Army, during which time, you'd done three op tours and been promoted to full screw.
  8. And it was only when he sobered up his career began to go downhill. :D
  9. Sounds quite fetching to me!
  10. In all fairness though, the RAF news is a collection of inbred stories that wouldnt make local papers on a piss poor news day. So for a woman, leading a parade through norwich is actually quite an achievement. Just think of the hardships she must have faced from the poor locals! Of which i can safely say the majority havent seen a woman other than their own mother and sister (same person) since birth. Frankly its an outstanding achievement, no-one has the right to mock, unless you have achieved a somewhat greater feat; passing your 5m swim badge for example.
  11. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Locked due to Johnny Chairborne's extreme tediosity.
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