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Major (rtd) Victoria "Monty" Shaw, MM is a character in the Phoenix Roleplaying sim The A-Team: Alpha Six. In the sim, she is the commanding officer of the Europe and North Africa division of The A-Team known as Alpha Six. As such, she adopts the same equivalent roles as Hannibal in the original show.
Born in 1973, South London on a rough estate now demolished, Victoria Shaw joined the British Army at the age of 18, more of a desire to get out of the area than anything else. Deciding to enlist as a private soldier, she was persuaded to instead go for officer instead and after passing out (literally, she fainted during the ceremony) from Sandhurst, she opted to serve in the Royal Military Police, the start of a twenty-year career in the Army.
Her chosen specialisation was Close Protection, acting as a bodyguard to British dignitaries in conflict zones; she did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as a couple of other hotspots. Her weaponry skills were called on more than once, most notably in an ambush of a British diplomat which earned her the Military Medal. She also spent time with the Special Investigation Branch (particularly near the end of her time), investigating serious crimes in the army and assisting in war crimes investigations in the former Yugoslavia. She acquired the nickname.
Laid off in 2011 under defence cuts, she was about to go for private security when Face tapped her for Alpha Six. He gave her the callsign "Monty" on account of the famous British general Bernard Montgomery - Shaw does share a certain cockiness and "no-one likes me, I don't care" attitude.
A former smoker, she chose breadsticks as a cessation aid to give herself something to do with her hands and has now adopted it as part of her image - she prefers Italian in this regards. She also supports Millwall FC - they're not all thugs after all.
- Her Play By is British actor Emily Mortimer, known for her role in The Newsroom.