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Army lieutenant becomes the first female officer to serve in Parachute Regiment.

Article from Forces Net

31st March 2023


Lieutenant Hannah Knapton, the first female officer in the Parachute Regiment, being given her maroon beret (Picture: British Army).

A British Army lieutenant has become the first female officer in the Parachute Regiment. Lieutenant Hannah Knapton has been given the coveted maroon beret after passing the Parachute Regiment's extensive and exhaustive entry tests.


She is now qualified to lead members of the Parachute Regiment into battle, a landmark moment for the British Army and the UK's Armed Forces.



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