Sgt Chantelle Taylor was among the first female soldiers to be deployed to southern Afghanistan in 2006, as UK troops entered Helmand. She returned in 2008 and made history as the first woman to engage in close quarter combat with the enemy, shooting dead a Taliban fighter in the notorious district of Marjah.
A highly trained Combat Medic serving with the British Army’s elite 16 Air Assault Brigade. She went on to command a Company Aid Post in support of B Company, 5 Scots. A routine patrol to Nad-e Ali turns into a seven week siege. B Company along with a demoralised group of Afghan fighters are forced to fight relentlessly and defend a small, isolated patrol base, deep in Taliban held territory.