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An officer and a gentlewoman / Héloïse Goodley.

By: Goodley, Héloïse [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Anstey, Leicestershire : F.A. Thorpe (Publishing), 2015Copyright date: ©2012Edition: First Charnwood edition.Description: 345 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444822359; 1444822357.Other title: Officer and a gentlewoman : the making of a female British army officer [Cover title].Subject(s): Great Britain. Army. Air Corps -- Officers -- Biography | Great Britain. Army. Air Corps -- Women -- Biography | Royal Military College, Sandhurst | Women helicopter pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography | Air pilots, Military -- Great Britain -- Biography | Afghan War, 2001- -- Aerial operations, BritishGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Large type books.DDC classification: 355.332092 Summary: When Héloïse Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle; she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEWOMAN charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan, and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity, Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.
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When Heloise Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle; she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEWOMAN charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan, and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity, Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.

Originally published in UK: London : Constable & Robinson, 2013.

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When Héloïse Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle; she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEWOMAN charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan, and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity, Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.

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