• Short Summary

    THE FIRST REAL MILESTONE IN AN ARMY OFFICER'S CAREER IS THE DAY HE RECEIVES HIS COMMISSION...

  • Description

    THE FIRST REAL MILESTONE IN AN ARMY OFFICER'S CAREER IS THE DAY HE RECEIVES HIS COMMISSION...FOR 270 CADETS AT THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, SANDHURST, IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND, THAT DAY COMES NEXT THURSDAY (JULY 29TH) WHEN THEY 'PASS OUT' DURING THE TRADITIONAL SOVEREIGN'S PARADE.

    THE SOVEREIGN'S PARADE IS THE ANNUAL HIGHLIGHT IN THE LIFE OF THE ACADEMY, BUT WHEREAS IN THE PAST THE QUEEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN REPRESENTED BY ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE ROYAL FAMILY OR A DISTINGUISHED SOLDIER, THIS YEAR'S PARADE WILL BE UNIQUE: FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SHE CAME TO THE THRONE, QUEEN ELIZABETH WILL BE TAKING THE SALUTE HERSELF.

    ALTHOUGH THE MAJORITY OF THE 1,000 CADETS ON PARADE WILL COME FROM THE BRITISH ARMY, A VERY IMPORTANT MINORITY HAVE BEEN SENT TO SANDHURST BY COMMONWEALTH AND FOREIGN ARMIES.SOME OF THE 270 CADETS WHO WILL ACTUALLY RECEIVE THEIR COMMISSIONS COME FROM UGANDA, KENYA, NIGERIA, TANZANIA, JAMAICA, ZAMBIA, AND THAILAND.

    (THE COURSE AT SANDHURST LASTS THREE YEARS, DURING WHICH TIME ALL THE CADETS RECEIVE A GENERAL EDUCATION IN ADDITION TO LEARNING THE RUDIMENTS OF THE ART OF MAKING WAR.THE SANDHURST COURSE AIMS AT GIVING THEM A USEFUL, ALL ROUND TRAINING, ON WHICH THEY CAN BUILD AS THEIR CAREERS ADVANCE.SANDHURST HAS LONG BEEN THE TRAINING GROUND FOR TOP-RANKING OFFICERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND SINCE THE LAST WAR IT HAS TURNED OUT MANY OFFICERS WHICH AT PRESENT OCCUPY LEADING POSITIONS IN THE ARMIES OF OTHER COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3WH84JBIP6MQ5P7JMEAQFNWX6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WH84JBIP6MQ5P7JMEAQFNWX6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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