Female First for Sandhurst

A trio of Servicewomen became the first female officer cadets from their respective countries to pass out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

Chuki Wangmo from Bhutan, Firushana Thaufeeq from Maldives and Midya Masti from the Peshmerga Force of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq walked up the iconic steps of Old College at the end of their eight-week commissioning short course.

The parade was inspected by Major General Celia Harvey.

Officer Cadet Masti, who serves as a doctor in Kurdistan, said: “I would never have thought I could finish a course such as this. I’m honoured to have graduated from here.”


Soldier. (2021) Sandhurst Female First. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. April 2021, pp12.


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