Cadets take part in the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst on Dec. 14, 2012 in England. The parade marks the completion of 44 weeks of training for 200 young people who will be commissioned into the British Army and the armies of 13 overseas countries. Senior Under Officer Sarah Hunter-Choat became the fourth woman in the Royal Military Academy's history to receive the prestigious Sword of Honour which is awarded to the best Officer Cadet on the course. British women have served in combat roles at various points in British history, including World War II and the Gulf War.