First Woman to Pass the British Army’s P Company

Aged 28, British Army Captain Rosie Wild has become the first woman to complete the Parachute Regiment’s P Company – 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 1990’s.

Physical challenges across the five days include a timed 20-mile endurance march and an aerial assault course.

Captain 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.

Captain Wild, who is also a competitive triathlete, joined the Army three years ago.

In 2017 she was presented with the sword of honour at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, given to the best cadet of the intake.


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