woman have been allowed to take the Para course for 30 years but it wasn’t till this week that a woman finally passed one of the hardest test in the British military.
Capt Rosie Wild, 28, was described as a “trailblazer” after passing the P Company course - which many men fail.
Several women have attempted P Company, also known as the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS), since they were first able to apply in the 1990s.
Physical challenges across the five days include a timed 20-mile endurance march and an aerial assault course.
Capt Wild was awarded the coveted maroon beret of the Parachute Regiment, or the Paras, on Tuesday - though she will not join the regiment.
She will serve in 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery which is attached to 16 Air Assault Brigade, the Army’s rapid reaction force.
Brig John Clark, commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, said he hoped Capt Wild’s achievement “will encourage other women to have a go”