Prince Philip talks to Julia Kneale in 1976. Kneale became the first female vet in the British Army. Photo: Julia Kneale Prince Philip talks to Julia Kneale in 1976. Kneale became the first female vet in the British Army. Photo: Julia Kneale
Prince Philip talks to Julia Kneale in 1976. Kneale became the first female vet in the British Army. Photo: Julia Kneale
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

When Prince Philip inspired a young woman to become an armed forces trailblazer

  • In 1976, Prince Philip encouraged a veterinary student to follow her dream, with a trademark pithy remark
  • Inspired, she became the first female vet in the British Army and retired a full colonel

Prince Philip talks to Julia Kneale in 1976. Kneale became the first female vet in the British Army. Photo: Julia Kneale Prince Philip talks to Julia Kneale in 1976. Kneale became the first female vet in the British Army. Photo: Julia Kneale
Prince Philip talks to Julia Kneale in 1976. Kneale became the first female vet in the British Army. Photo: Julia Kneale
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