OARSOME! The rowing queen in line to be first female Royal Marine

. . . inspired by cross-dressing heroine who conned her way into the Army AND Marines

By Mark Nicol DEFENCE EDITOR
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DRESSED i n her Royal Marines uniform, this is the 18th Century soldier who inspired Philippa Birch’s bid to earn a coveted green beret. Hannah Snell (1723-1792) joined the Army in 1745, using the name ‘James Gray’. She deserted the following year...

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