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Historic Day as Naval Service Promote Women Petty Officers

20th November 2012
Historic Day as Naval Service Promote Women Petty Officers

#NAVAL SERVICE – Naval Service history has been made as for the first time women were promoted to the rank of petty officer, a position acknowledged as the backbone of the service.

The three women assumed their roles yesterday, ensuring women now hold office in every section of the Naval Service.

Women were first admitted to the Naval Service in 1995 with the introduction of cadets. The first induction of recruits had followed two years later. To read more the Irish Examiner has a report.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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