“Teachers’ subject knowledge is good and they are adept at using different approaches to make learning interesting and memorable.” OFSTED 2013

“The behaviour of students is good. They show high levels of maturity both in lessons and around the school. Students say they feel safe and the school has robust systems to support all students.” OFSTED 2013

The dedication to General Carter-Campbell in The Royal Memorial Chapel at Sandhurst

RMAS has an academic faculty staffed by civilian researchers with expertise in Communication and Applied Behavioural Science, Defence and International Affairs and War Studies.[22]

With a heritage stretching back to the 18th Century, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) has an incredibly rich and historic archive. Within this website you will be able search, view and download many fascinating, unique and culturally significant military records.

Dettingen Company is divided along the same lines as the regular intakes, though smaller courses may consist of only two platoons.

In 2012 Sandhurst accepted a £15 million donation from the government of United Arab Emirates for the Zayed Building, an accommodation block, named after the UAE's founding ruler.[13] In 2013 Sandhurst accepted a donation of £3 million from the government of Bahrain for the refurbishment of Mons Hall, named in honour of the men who fell in the Battle of Mons. It was renamed as King Hamad Hall in honour of the King of Bahrain, which generated some controversy in the United Kingdom.[13][14]

It’s a proud day for officer cadets going into the Regular Army when they finally march up the steps of Old College to be commissioned as officers at the end of the prestigious Sovereign’s Parade.

“The curriculum is broad and balanced and makes outstanding provision for spiritual, moral, social and the cultural development. There are rich opportunities both within subjects and through extra-curricular projects.” OFSTED 2013

The Queen's Medal is awarded to the British Army Officer Cadet who achieved the highest scores in military, practical and academic studies.[26]

During Trooping the Colour, the Colour is escorted by the Sovereign's Platoon, which has been selected on merit from the Senior Division. The Sovereign's Platoon wears multi-coloured lanyards, using the colours of all three Divisions.

Each Commissioning Course has awards granted to outstanding cadets. The following awards are presented during the Sovereign's Parade. Others are merely listed in the Parade programme. A system of Cadet Government also recognises merit by the appointment of Senior Under Officers, Junior Under Officers, Cadet Sergeants and Cadet Corporals.[1]

The married mother-of-two said: "It's interesting to see people's reactions in this traditionally male environment. I'm a mother and wife of a soldier, so I am bound by juggling those domestic considerations as well as delivering a day job, so to speak."

If you can't find what you are looking for then feel free to contact us. We are continuing to digitise the vast archive material that we hold and so please keep calling back to find new and interesting online records.

She spent two years as the first female Officer Commanding at 47 Air Dispatch Squadron.

The Sandhurst Collection exists to promote military tradition and ethos to the Officer Cadets and preserve the heritage of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Useful links for parents, students and staff. This includes access to Parents' Evening system and online payments.

For the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, the newly created Academy hosted the running leg of the modern pentathlon competition.[12]

Marlborough Room showing tryptych on leather of the Battle of Blenheim by Horensburg RMAS Collection

The RMC magazine was the house journal of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst from 1912 to 1946. Its predecessor ran for one year-1891. The Wish Stream is the current house journal of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and has been published since 1947.

See Sandhurst School's spiritual, moral, social and cultural education information carried out both in and out of the classroom.

Watch this short taster video and then follow the link below to watch the full 27-minute film on YouTube.

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 at the point they left, or processing those who are medically discharged.

More than 80 percent of officer cadets are university graduates, but some arrive with A-levels or equivalents. Others are serving soldiers who have been selected for officer training, and some come from overseas, having been chosen by their own country’s army to train at the world famous Academy. People cannot undertake training at their own private expense.

Famous royals to have trained at Sandhurst include Princes William and Harry.

With extraordinary and privileged access, Sandhurst is a three-part observational documentary shot at the Royal Military Academy over the course of a year. The series follows the journey of one intake of cadets, both male and female, through the 200-year-old institution - three gruelling terms that turn them from civilians into officers, from followers into the leaders needed for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and beyond.

These registers show the details for almost every officer cadet that attended the Royal Military Academy Woolwich and Royal Military College Sandhurst. The staff registers record servants, professors and military staff at these institutions.

The Sandhurst Collection also preserves and manages the archives of the academy. The archives contain records of the academy and its predecessors; the Royal Military College Sandhurst 1799-1939 and the Royal Military Academy Woolwich 1741-1939. It also maintains the archive of the current academy which was established in 1947.


The Wellington Room after Arthur Wellesley showing a depiction of the Battle of Waterloo and his bust—RMAS Collection

She said: "I like to think I was boarded for this appointment because I had the right key skills, knowledge, and experience to be able to do this effectively, as opposed to me being here because I'm female.

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

Lt Col Giles from Wincanton, Somerset, will oversee the academic programme and the physical training aspects of the intermediate and senior terms of the course.

At the end of the Parade, the Colours and the Senior Division leave the parade ground via the Grand Steps of the Old College building. They are followed by the College Adjutant, on horseback (the origins of this tradition are unclear).[1]

The collection of pictures, silver, decorative art, weaponry, and other objects, foster a sense of military pride and tradition through their display around the academy. Also, in practical terms, the collection supports training to cadet companies and departments, particularly by instruction or exhibition.

During her 24-year career Lt Col Giles has led soldiers on operations and deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, East Timor, South Africa and Northern Ireland

The Commissioning Course for Regular Army officers is 44 weeks long, including recess periods. It runs three times a year, starting in January, May and September. The Army Reserve course is shorter, as is the training course Sandhurst offers military personnel with professional qualifications in areas such as law and medicine.

The RMC cadet end of term reports cover various terms during the years 1908-1910, 1912-1913, 1920, 1922 and 1923.

Sandhurst also runs a variety of other courses for officers including the Late Entry Officer Course (LEOC).[21]

The RMA Woolwich Cadet Registers cover the years 1790 to 1793, 1799 to 1805 and 1820 to 1939. Those for the RMC Sandhurst cover 1800 to 1946. Both sets record the name, age, date of entry, commissioning date and corps or regiment joined. Occasionally they can give examination results, information about the father, or in the case of RMA Woolwich, sometimes the school. The subsequent career of the cadet is usually not covered.

Contemporary training at Sandhurst was the subject of a three-part television series, first broadcast by BBC television in October 2011, and rebroadcast in April 2012.