Yay? She's a Petty Officer?

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  1. Oh bore off, the website regularly congratulates men too on their achievements. go join Wilt somewhere.
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  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Not as an Aircraft Handler.

    Not so long ago, there was a rather bone-headed boast in the branch that no female had passed phase two training as it was "too difficult". Fortunately those people were re-educated with the concept of "train to pass" rather than brag about how high the branch training wastage figures were. A similar thing happened with Divers, who used to think a high fail rate was due to difficulty rather than inadequate training.

    Well done to her, another glass ceiling rightfully smashed.
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  3. I never said I was anti-feminist.
  4. thanks for the clarification.
  5. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    I think this gave it away.

    "A Female Leading Airman Aircraft Handler has become the first to qualify for Petty Officer and be promoted in her branch at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose"

  6. Congrats to her and a hearty well done gal!
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  7. They will be giving her a vote next! ";)"

    Well done shipess :)

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  8. So Monty had a hand in her training?
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Gawd, let's hope not.
  10. I didn't say you were anti-feminist, just a bit of an arse.
  11. You will make a perfect writer.
  12. Isn't that lovely and she ain't 3 bad as well.

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  13. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Although the article mentions promotion, the photographs don't support that. She's a Killick in all of them and the presentation is her course certificate and PQPO badge, not two hooks and crown. Perhaps just gash reporting or photo / text matching and there is a lot of it around.

    Regardless, well done her.
  14. Realise now why they had to scrap the harriers, they have to be reverse parked ;)

    It's banter before I have the equality and diversity police knocking on my post! :)

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  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Reminds me of Brian P, a PO(AH) on Lusty mid 90's, talking of spacial awareness.

    He towed a Harrier under the rotor disk of a SeaKing, chopping the top of the tail off & wrecking the helo blades.

    In HQ1, instead of "Fly One Graveyard" on the incident board, the deck forward of the bridge became "Brian's Scrapyard". ;-P
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  16. Actually this article is wrong Leah winters was the first female handler to complete the PO(AH) qualifying course and was a PO for a short time at the school and before reverting back to leading hand but continued to do a petty officers job.
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  17. The badge shown is the non-substantive AH1.
  18. Tomcat. Dubious retraction but you should always remember, 'It is not what you (think) you said, it is what people heard.'
  19. It would be ridiculous to say someone was anti-feminist through a post on an internet forum (whatever 'feminist' actually is anyway!) Just seems there's a group who feel the need to moan the standards are different, why is she getting a news story etc- all uneccessary. Moreover the website informs but is also a tool to advertise. Showing women achieving highly (as well as the men they often show) can only be a positive thing both to congratulate the individual and to give confidence to potential applicants.

    The comment about reverse parking is funny because its true.
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