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British Army servicewomen on initial selection for Exercise ICE MAIDEN, 2015

Digital photograph by Corporal Max Bryan, Army Photographer, 2015.

British Army servicewomen drag tires to simulate towing a sled across snow. This activity was part of the initial selection process to decide on the team to undertake Exercise ICE MAIDEN. The expedition would involve six servicewomen crossing Antarctica using only their muscle power. Around 200 servicewomen started the selection process in 2015, with the final six being chosen in 2016. The only conditions applicants had to meet was that they were serving in the Army, Regular or Reserve, and that they were female.

From a collection of digital photographs relating to women in the British Army, pre-2016.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2017-09-2-72


Crown Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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