I am curious, I have now watched the BBC's documentaries re the Rifles and Sandhurst (albeit - can't access the 3rd installment of the Sandhurst docu?) Sandhurst does the girl thing as in a girl can only be part of the army if she is somehow 'kept safe' by which I mean she is an officer. I don't see brave intelligent women being a part of the rifles or highlander regiments for example - sorry for my ignorance if this is not the case. However I would be interested in knowing if you have served under a female officer, and if you think it makes any difference one way or another? Suffice to say, are women just as capable of being on the ground and being a soldier if that is their choice?