Celebrating Women in the Officer Community

International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the role of women in the Armed Forces and the wider contribution they make, including in their post-military careers. The OA meets women who were distinguished officers, and then have built successful careers in civilian life. In the Armed Forces they demonstrated the highest standards of […]

8th March 2019

Leading from the Start

Retired Colonel Audrey Smith, now approaching 80, has always been a trailblazer, especially for women in the military. Here is her story. Audrey always actively pursued the life she wanted, which often meant rejecting the social norms at the time. She went to Nottingham University in the 1950s, when few women went onto higher education, […]

25th January 2018