Royal Navy appoints first female commanding officer of a warship
I was a little surprised to read this story as, without ever having thought about it much, I kind of assumed this would already have happened. Seems like a good idea to me. Lt Charlotte Atkinson is now Commanding Officer of HMS Brecon, a mine counter measures vessel, recently returned from a 3-week mission patrolling the waters around Northern Ireland and in preparation for another mission. Lt Atkinson, who joined the RN in 1994, has apparently earlier served in the Falklands and the Antarctic and recently returned from a two-year exchange with the Royal New Zealand Navy.