in the Imperial Iranian Air Force
the Arabs invading Iran in the name of Islam and change Iranian
Zoroastrian religion, Women played a major role in society.
Iran had Queens such as Pourandoukht
and Azarmidoukht. one of the Commanders of Persian
Navy was Artemis
Iranian Women also were in charge
in various levels of Armed Forces.
After the Arabs invasion (around 600 AD) until early
1930 for almost 1400 Years Iraniain women due to Islamic regulations
did not have a significant role in society.
During Pahlavi era
(1930 -1979) Women became more and more involved in Iran.
As early as 1933 (1312) Mrs. Marzieh
Arfaee (Doctor) joined the Armed forces with the rank
of Capt. and she became the first Woman with the rank of General
in the Iranian military.
1935 (1314) Mrs. Ozra Asgar Gilani
was the first woman in Imperial Iranian Air Force.
In 1939 (1318) a group of 9 women were enrolled in pilot training
program in Iran and Mrs. Effat Tejaratchi
became the first Woman to be given pilot license, (trained
with Tiger Mouth).
The first Helicopter license was issued to Princes
Fatemeh (Gen. Khatami's Wife).
In 1966 (1345) the first series of women graduated from IIAF
in several field such as Electronic, Radar, Medical, Air Craft
Maintenance, Flight crew, Air Traffic Controllers and Communication.
The first Woman to become senior officer in IIAF was Maj.
Parvaneh Noorvar (Doctor).
To be continued ..............