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Sarah West from Grimsby, the first female Commander in the Navy's 500 year history, explains that the Navy promotes on merit.
A woman from Grimsby has become the first female Naval Commander. She has taken up the post on HMS Portland which is currently undergoing a major refit in Fife.
Sarah West says that when she signed up, the Navy was the only force training its male and female recruits together.
A woman from Grimsby has become the first female commander of a major warship in the Royal Navy.
40-year-old Commander Sarah West took up her new job on HMS Portland last week. it is currently undergoing a refit to bring up to date with other frontline warships.
The ship is due to return to sea in September.
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Sarah West from Grimsby has become the first female Naval Commander in the service's 500 year history