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Encyclopedia > Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Cap Badge of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Active 1947–Present
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Training
Role Officer Training
Size Ten companies
Part of Army Recruiting and Training Division
Garrison/HQ Camberley
Motto Serve to Lead
Commanders
Colonel-in-Chief HM The Queen
Commandant Major General D J Rutherford-Jones
New College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
New College, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
New Colours are presented to RMAS, June 2005. Prince Henry of Wales is on parade.
New Colours are presented to RMAS, June 2005. Prince Henry of Wales is on parade.

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army officer initial training centre. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... , Camberley is a town in Surrey, England, situated southwest of central London, in the corridor between the M3 and M4 motorways. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Newcollegesandhurst. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2242x1495, 268 KB) [[Category:Military File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Prince Harry of Wales Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Chief of the Defence Staff (United Kingdom) Michael... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2242x1495, 268 KB) [[Category:Military File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Prince Harry of Wales Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Chief of the Defence Staff (United Kingdom) Michael... Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and his first wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ...


Its stated aim is to be "...the national centre of excellence for leadership".


All British Army officers, including late entry officers who were previously Warrant Officers, as well as many from elsewhere in the world, are trained at Sandhurst. Nearly 10% of British cadets are female and nearly 10% of all cadets come from overseas. For Warrant Officers in the United States military, see Warrant Officer (United States). ...


The Academy opened its doors in 1947 in the former Royal Military College (RMC) at Sandhurst. The Academy straddles the border between the counties of Berkshire and Surrey, marked by a small stream known as the Wish Stream, after which the Academy journal is named. The nearest town and railway station is Camberley. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Military College can refer to: Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, Canada Royal Military College, Duntroon in Campbell, Canberra, Australia Royal Military College, Sandhurst in Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom [(Royal Military College, Sungei Besi, Selangor, Malaysia)] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the English county. ... , Camberley is a town in Surrey, England, situated southwest of central London, in the corridor between the M3 and M4 motorways. ...


Sandhurst, unlike some other national military academies such as West Point in the United States, the Pakistan Military Academy, the National Defence Academy (India) or the Australian Defence Force Academy, is not a university. Eighty-five percent of entrants are university graduates, but this is not an absolute requirement.[1] This is illustrated by Prince William and Prince Harry; one a graduate, the other not. USMA redirects here. ... Pakistan Military Academy Logo Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) is a Military Academy of the Pakistan Army. ... The National Defence Academy of India is the premier national institute of military sciences, and fundamental training college for all prospective officers of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy. ... ADFA redirects here, for the Welsh village see Adfa (village). ... “Prince William” redirects here. ... Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), commonly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and his first wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. ...

Contents

Courses

The Commissioning Course lasts 44 weeks and must be passed by all British regular army officers (with some exceptions) before they receive their commission. It is usually preceded by the Army Officer Selection Board and followed by a further training course specific to the Regiment or Corps the officer will serve in. A shorter commissioning course is run for professionally qualified officers (e.g., doctors, dentists, nurses, lawyers, vets and chaplains). This shorter course, lasting just four weeks, is known colloquially as the Vicars and Tarts course. The Army Officer Selection Board [1] at Leighton House, Westbury in Wiltshire, England, runs selection courses which must be passed before being offered a place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... A corps (plural same as singular; a word that migrated from the French language, pronounced IPA: (cor), but originating in the Latin corpus, corporis meaning body) is either a large military unit or formation, an administrative grouping of troops within an army with a common function (such as artillery or... X-rays can reveal if a person has cavities Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth) to human beings. ... This article is about the occupation. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... A chaplain in the 45th Infantry Division leads a religious service in an unknown location during World War II. US Navy Chaplain Kenneth Medve conducts Catholic Mass onboard the Ronald Reagan (2006) A chaplain is typically a priest, ordained deacon or other member of the clergy serving a group of...


Another short course includes the testing phase of the Territorial Army Officer Commissioning Process which last only three weeks. The TA Commissioning Course (TACC) is avaialble to Officer Cadets after completion of 3 training modules, with Sandhurst seen as Module 4 of the Officer's training and assessment. This prior training typically takes 2 years to complete, although a new course has recently begun to reduce this to several weeks during the Summer. This "fast track" route to a TA commission takes place in August and aims to train officer cadets in all the required skills ready to pass directly into the September commissioning course intake. Upon completion, Officer Cadets become Probationary Second Lieutenants in the TA or Officer Training Corps (UOTC). The probationary period ends upon completion of further officer training in areas such as Soldier management and 'special-to-arm' training and must be completed for a TA officer to be deployed on operations. The Territorial Army (TA) is the principal reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at the same rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. ... Officer Cadet is a rank held by military cadets during their training to become commissioned officers. ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... The Officers Training Corps (OTC) is a part of the British Army that provides military training to students at British universities. ...


Sandhurst also runs a variety of other courses for officers, most notably the Late Entry Officer Course (LEOC), and has renowned academic departments staffed by civilian lecturers. The noted academics John Keegan and Richard Holmes were both members of the faculty. Sir John Keegan OBE (born 1934) is a British military historian, lecturer and journalist. ... Edward Richard Holmes CBE TD JP (born March 29, 1946), known as Richard Holmes, is a British soldier and noted military historian, particularly well-known through his many television appearances. ...


All officer cadets who complete the full Commissioning Course are eligible to become Licentiate (part qualified) members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as the course satisfies the requirements of the CIPD's Core Management programme. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the leading professional body for those involved in the field of personnel, training and development. ...


Organisation

The 149th Sovereign's Parade in front of Old College.
The 149th Sovereign's Parade in front of Old College.

In overall charge of the RMAS is the Commandant, usually an officer of Major General rank, while the Academy Sergeant Major (AcSM) is the most senior individual warrant officer in the British Army (only Conductors of the Royal Logistic Corps rank higher than the AcSM, but there are several of them at any one time). The main RMAS commissioning courses start in January, May and September of each year. Each new intake numbers approximately 270 cadets, each of whom joins a company. The commissioning course is split up into three terms, each lasting fourteen weeks, and on each course cadets are put into one of three companies. There can be as many as ten companies within the RMAS at any one time, each commanded by a Major and named after a famous battle in which the British Army has fought. The company names vary but are currently : Image File history File linksMetadata Oldcollegesandhurst2. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... The Academy Sergeant Major (AcSM) is the senior non_commissioned officer instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. ... For Warrant Officers in the United States military, see Warrant Officer (United States). ... Conductor (Cdr) is an appointment held by a few selected Warrant Officers Class 1 in the Royal Logistic Corps and is the most senior appointment that can be held by a warrant officer in the British Army. ... The Royal Logistic Corps is the British Army corps that provides the logistic support for the Army. ... Standard NATO code for a friendly infantry company. ...

Within a company are three platoons each of thirty officer cadets, commanded by a Captain and supported by a Colour Sergeant. Unlike West Point, RMAS entrusts the majority of officer training to SNCOs. Dettingen Company is divided along the same lines as the regular intakes, though smaller courses may consist of only two platoons. Combatants Argentina United Kingdom Commanders President Leopoldo Galtieri Vice-Admiral Juan Lombardo Brigadier-General Ernesto Crespo Brigade-General Mario Menéndez Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse Rear-Admiral John “Sandy” Woodward Major-General Jeremy Moore Casualties 649 killed 1,068 wounded 11,313 taken prisoner 75 fixed... Combatants Peoples Volunteer Army United Nations forces: - United States, - United Kingdom Commanders General Peng Dehuai General Matthew Ridgway [1] Strength 10,000 (+ Divisions in waiting) 700 of the British 29th Infantry Brigade Casualties ~20,00 Chinese; 63rd Army pulled out of action. ... Combatants Malaya Command: Indian III Corps Australian 8th Div. ... Combatants England, Dutch Republic, Holy Roman Empire, Denmark Kingdom of France, Electorate of Bavaria Commanders Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugène of Savoy Duc de Tallard, Maximilian II Emanuel, Ferdinand de Marsin Strength 52,000, 60 guns[3] 56,000, 90 guns Casualties 4,542 killed, 7,942 wounded 34... Combatants United Kingdom France Russia Commanders General Pierre Bosquet Lord Raglan General Aleksandr Menshikov Strength British: 8,500 and 38 guns French: 7,500 and 18 guns 31,000 infantry 4,000 cavalry 110 guns est. ... Combatants French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Prussia United Netherlands Hanover Nassau Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Strength 73,000 67,000 Anglo-Allies 60,000 Prussian (48,000 engaged by about 18:00) Casualties 25,000 killed or wounded 7,000... Third Battle of Gaza Conflict First World War Date 31 October–7 November 1917 Place Gaza, southern Palestine Result Allied victory The Third Battle of Gaza was fought in 1917 in southern Palestine during World War I. The British forces under the command of General Edmund Allenby successfully broke... For other battles known as Battle of the Somme, see Battle of the Somme (disambiguation). ... Passchendaele village, before and after the Battle of Passchendaele The Battle of Passchendaele, otherwise known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was one of the major battles of World War I, fought by British, ANZAC, and Canadian soldiers against the German army near Ypres (Ieper in Flemish) in West Flanders... Combatants Britain, Hanover, Austria France Commanders George II duc de Noailles Strength 50,000 70,000 Casualties 750 8,000 The Battle of Dettingen (German: Schlacht bei Dettingen) took place on June 16 (June 27 according to the Gregorian calendar, which the English had not officially adopted), 1743 at Dettingen... Platoon of the German Bundeswehr. ... Colour Sergeant (CSgt or C/Sgt) is an non-commissioned rank in the Royal Marines, ranking above Sergeant and below Warrant Officer Class 2. ... A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), also known as an NCO or noncom, is a non-commissioned member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. ...


There is also a "rehabilitation" platoon—Lucknow Platoon. It looks after cadets who are injured during training, with a view to preparing them to re-enter the commissioning course or processing those who are medically discharged. Combatants British East India Company Indian Patriots Commanders Sir Henry Lawrence† Brigadier John Inglis Sir Henry Havelock† Sir James Outram Sir Colin Campbell No centralised command Strength rising to approx. ...


Regular Army

A small number of regular army units are based at the RMAS to provide support for the colleges and their training:

  • Gurkha Demonstration Company (Sitang): This is a company-sized unit drawn from all units of the Brigade of Gurkhas, to provide realistic battle training for the cadets.
  • 44 Support Squadron, Royal Logistic Corps: This is the RMAS's permanently based transport, logistic and signals support unit.

Gurkha Soldiers (1896) The Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective term for British Army units that are composed of Nepalese soldiers. ... The Royal Logistic Corps is the British Army corps that provides the logistic support for the Army. ...

History

The RMA Sandhurst was formed in 1947, from a merger of the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich (which trained officers for the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers from 1741 to 1939) and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Following the ending of National Service in the UK, the RMAS became the sole establishment for initial officer training in the British Army as the Mons Officer Training School in Aldershot was closed. Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Military Academy was founded in 1741 in Woolwich, south-east London. ... , Woolwich town hall dates from when this was a borough in its own right. ... Tactical Recognition Flash of the Royal Artillery The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is, despite its name, a corps of the British Army. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... The Royal Military College can refer to: Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, Canada Royal Military College, Duntroon in Campbell, Canberra, Australia Royal Military College, Sandhurst in Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom [(Royal Military College, Sungei Besi, Selangor, Malaysia)] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... National service is a common name for compulsory or voluntary military service programs. ... For other uses, see Aldershot (disambiguation). ...


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Alumni

For more information, see the category: Sandhurst graduates.

Sandhurst is prestigious and has had many famous alumni. There are so many famous generals that a fair and representative list would be immense. Despite urban myths to the contrary, Idi Amin and Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi did not attend the RMAS. Note, this list contains a number of students who did not complete the course. With a few exceptions, the foreign royalty were not, for example, commissioned. An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Idi Amin Dada (mid-1920s[1]–16 August 2003) was an army officer and president of Uganda. ... Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi1 (Arabic:   ) (born c. ...


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Lineage

Lineage
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Royal Military Academy Royal Military Academy
East India Company Military Seminary
Royal Military College
Mons Officer Cadet School

The Royal Military Academy was founded in 1741 in Woolwich, south-east London. ...

Notes

  1. ^ RMAS: The Officer Cadet.
  2. ^ Poet: Sir Osbert Sitwell - All poems of Sir Osbert Sitwell at PoemHunter.com.
  3. ^ Chris Moon MBE: Motivational Speaker (official site).
  4. ^ Gordon, Bryony, "Land mine victim's 1,284-mile trek", The Daily Telegraph, 14 March 2004.
  5. ^ [1] Biog from <Motivational Speakers website
  6. ^ [http://www.rfu.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/RFUHome.News_Detail/StoryID/4180 Biog from RFU
  7. ^ [2] biog from tv.com website
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Further reading

  • Mockler-Ferryman, A. F. Annals of Sandhurst: A Chronicle of the Royal Military College From Its Foundation to the Present. Whitefish, Montana: Kessinger Publishing, 2007 (reprint; original 1900). ISBN 1432665588.

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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (507 words)
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army officer initial training centre.
The Academy straddles the border between the counties of Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, marked by a small stream known as the Wish Stream, after which the Academy journal is named.
RMA Sandhurst was formed in 1947, from the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich (which trained officers for the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers from 1741 to 1939) and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.
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