The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMCS) is the initial training centre for officers in the British Army. Nearly 10 per cent of cadets in the Army are female and another 10 per cent come from overseas. The commissioning course lasts for 44 weeks.
The RMCS opened in 1947. After compulsory National Service ended in Britain and the Mons Officer Training School in Aldershot closed down, it became the sole establishment for the initial training of male officers in the British Army.
The history collection in the RMCS contains displays of the history of the Royal Military Academy Woolwich, the Royal Military College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Memories of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Course DE5 in 1974
Written by David Harding
Course DE5 is planning a reunion for late 2014 or early 2015. We are very keen to trace and invite CSgts Brian Cooper (RWF), Brian Lloyd (Para) and Keith Taylor (Scots Guards). Almost all the student officers and half of the DS have been traced and plan to attend. WE VERY MUCH WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU NCOs, even if you do not want to or are unable to attend.