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Tour around The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS)

12th July 2024, 11:00 - 13:30

 

Tour around The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 

Sandhurst, GU15

Friday 12 July 2024

11am – 1.30pm

 

 

We will enjoy a private guided tour of this famous Military Academy which is the British Army’s initial officer training centre.

The Academy’s stated aim is to be the national centre of excellence for leadership.

The Academy was formed on the site of the former Royal Military College founded in 1801.

Following the ending of National Service in 1972 the RMAS became the sole establishment for the training of officers in the British Army. The Academy has collections of registers, historic archives, uniforms, paintings, photographs and other artefacts.

The tour will include looking around the Old College, the Indian Army Memorial Room, the Royal Memorial Chapel and the Roman Catholic Chapel.

There are three commissioning courses which are run at the academy and are run between eight and forty four weeks. The regular commissioning course is split into three terms, each lasting fourteen weeks. The basic training is covered in the first five weeks, which has the reputation of being the most gruelling. Each intake normally has around 200 cadets,

The first Sovereign’s Parade was held on 14th July 1948 in front of King George VI. They are held annually and the cadets are inspected by the Sovereign, or their representative in the Trooping the Colour.

There have been many famous people pass through the Academy including The Prince of Wales, Sir Winston Churchill, David Niven, Ian Fleming and James Blunt to name just a few.

In 2015 Sandhurst appointed Colonel Lucy Giles as the first female college commander in its history.

PLEASE NOTE: 

All adult guests are required to bring photographic ID with them on the day. This can be a passport/driving license/bus pass – if it has a name and photograph this will suffice. Guests may be asked at any point during their visit to produce their ID, failure to do so could result in guests being removed from the Academy.

This event is suitable for those with mobility challenges and wheelchair users but please let us know in advance.

Cost to Members: £27.00
Cost to Non-members: £35.00

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the price and if you do have any dietary requirements please note these in the comments box when booking.

Dogs are not permitted on this event.

Deadline for booking is 8 July 2024.

Any enquiries please contact us at info@surreyhillssociety.org


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Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member Ticket £27.00
Non Member Ticket £35.00

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