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First women officers join Royal Navy submarine fleet

Three officers have made maritime history by becoming the first female submariners to serve in the Royal Navy.

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Submariner: 'If you can do your job everyone's happy'

The first three female submariners to serve in the Royal Navy said they were looking forward to getting to work with their male colleagues and expect to be treated professionally.

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Lieutenants Maxine Stiles, Alexandra Olsson and Penny Thackray completed vigorous training that enables them operate the submarines, which they explained are "more complicated than a spaceship". Lieutenant Alexandra Olsson said:

"I am sure it will be a big success. We all do our job, and as long as you can do your job on board, everyone is quite happy for you to be there".

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