Flora Sandes

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Flora Sandes (right) - probably the first woman ever honoured with a commission as a combatant officer in a European army.  Photograph: City of Vancouver Archives

It might be stretching things to say that Flora Sandes was Irish, even in this month, when associate membership of the club is thrown open to all-come(...)

Flora Sandes (right) - probably the first woman ever honoured with a commission as a combatant officer in a European army.  Photograph: City of Vancouver Archives

The Rev Sandes must have predicted it. Okay, maybe not the Serbian Army, but still, some form of military career. Even as a child, his daughter had pr(...)