Female submariners make history

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Three women have become the first females to serve in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Pioneering lieutenants Maxine Stiles, Alex Olsson and Penny Thackray have become the first women to serve on a submarine in the 110 years of the ‘Silent Service’. Following months of specialised training, the 3 women have each earned their ‘dolphins’ badge; the hard-won and much-prized symbol of a submariner. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said: "I am delighted to be able to...
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