ARMY staff officer Christina Murray's latest mission ended as a golden success.
The Nantwich woman, who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany, took time out from regular Army duties to scoop three gold medals in the British Services Snowboarding Championships in the Austrian ski resort of Saalbach/Hinterglemm.
Known as Chris to her friends, the 28-year-old came first in the Giant Slalom, the Boarder Cross and the Dual Slalom events. She captained the Army Snow-board Team to victory over the RAF for the first time ever, and also won the 2005 Army Ladies Snowboard Cup as the best individual.
Hailing from Nantwich, where her proud parents Steve and Maggie Murray still live, she was commissioned into the Army in 2001 after attending Brine Leas High School, Nantwich, and working as an accounts manager for Rolls-Royce and Bentley in Crewe.
She is serving as a staff officer in 3 (UK) Division in Bulford.
An Army spokesperson said: 'Apart from being the Inter-Services Ladies Champion 2004 in surf kayaking, Chris swims at Army level, likes running, surfing and enjoys camping. She will be getting married to an Army snow-boarder in June in Plymouth.'
Snowboarding is the fastest growing winter sport and achieved Olympic status at Nagano in 1998.