Duke of Cambridge to Represent Her Majesty at Sovereign’s Parade

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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL ATTEND THE SOVEREIGN’S PARADE AT THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST

Sandhurst Military Academy

Friday 14th December, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge will represent Her Majesty The Queen as the Reviewing Officer at The Sovereign’s Parade on Friday 14th December. His Royal Highness will inspect the Parade and present awards including the Sword of Honour, the Overseas Sword and The Queen’s Medal.

The Sovereign’s Parade at the end of each term marks the passing out from Sandhurst of Officer Cadets who have completed the Commissioning Course. The Parade will mark the completion of a year’s intensive training for 169 officer cadets from the UK and 25 from 19 overseas countries.

The first Commissioning parade of the new Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was held in July 1948 in the presence of His Majesty King George VI, who decreed henceforth that the Parade was to be known as The Sovereign’s Parade.

The original Royal Military Academy (RMA) was established at Woolwich for the training of Artillery and Engineer officers in 1741. Cavalry and Infantry officers were trained at the Royal Military College (RMC), which was founded in 1802 and moved to Sandhurst in 1812. The RMA and RMC merged after WW2 and formed the current establishment: the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

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