• Short Summary

    About 150 cadets, including a number from overseas, took part in a passing out parade at Britain's Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst on Friday (15 December 1972).

  • Description

    About 150 cadets, including a number from overseas, took part in a passing out parade at Britain's Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst on Friday (15 December 1972).

    The salute was taken by the Adjutant General, General Sir John Mogg, representing the Queen.

    The parades is known as the Sovereign's Parade, so named by the late King George the Sixth, after he took the first Sandhurst parade in 1948.

    The colourful spectacle was watched by large crowd in bright weather.

    Overseas cadets taking part came from the African countries of Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda, from Malaysia and Fiji, and the Middle Est countries of Iraq, Iran, Abu Dhabi and Muscat.

    The Sword of Honour was presented to Senior Under Officer Robert Martin, of Loughborough, in Britain. The sword is awarded to he cadet considered by the commandant to be the best of his term.

    The Queen's Medal, to the cadet who is first in the final order of Merit, was presented to Junior Under officer Peter Wilkinson of Portsmouth.

    The parades then marched off up the steps of the grand entrance to the academy building, led by the Colour party.

    SYNOPSIS: Sandhurst Academy, Britain's royal training centre for military officers... the scene on Friday of a passing out parade for one-hundred-and-fifty cadets. The event was the Sovereign's parade, named by the late King George the Sixth after he took the first Sandhurst parade in nineteen-forty-eight.

    Taking the salute at the parade was the Adjutant General, General Sir John Mogg, who himself passed through Sandhurst thirty-five years ago. He inspected the cadets.

    The parade was watched by a large crowd, as the cadets showed the result of their precision training.

    The Sword of Honour, awarded to the cadet considered by the commandant to be the best of his term, was presented to Senior Under Officer Robert Martin, of Loughborough, in Britain. The Queen's Medal, for the cadet first in the final order of merit, went to Junior Under Officer Peter Wilkinson, of Portsmouth.

    Among the cadets taking part were some from overseas. They came from Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Malaysia, Fiji, Iraq, Iran, Abu Dhabi and Muscat.

    After the parade, the march off... again with full military precision, to the academy building.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2OFWC8YKSZB4NUSTNWGG811BJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2OFWC8YKSZB4NUSTNWGG811BJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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