The British Army has appointed its first female general. Brigadier Susan Ridge will take over as Director General Army Legal Service (DGALS), a two-star post within the Adjutant General's Corps.* She joined the Army in 1992 following six years in private practice as a solicitor in Wales. Previously the Royal Air Force promoted Elaine West to Air Vice Marshal, the first female appointment to two-star rank in the British military.
Coverage of the appointment can be found here, here and here with a different approach taken here by legal tabloid Legal Cheek.
*Brigadiers have not been classed as generals within the British Military since 1921.