Among nearly 150 military officer cadets who passed out of Britain's Sandhurst Military Academy in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister, Mr.
Among nearly 150 military officer cadets who passed out of Britain's Sandhurst Military Academy in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister, Mr. Heath, on Thursday (August 3) were cadets from several nations -- including Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Dubai, Iraq and Mauritius.
The Parade, attended by Mr. Heath as representative of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, dates back to 1948. It is held to mark the completion of two years' training for officer cadets, and the ceremony includes the trooping of the Academy's Royal Colours and the presentation of a 'Sword of Honour' trophy to the best officer cadet of the course.
This film, showing highlights of the parade, includes good natural sound throughout.
SYNOPSIS: Britain's Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst saw the passing out on Thursday of nearly one-hundred-and-fifty officer cadets after two years of training.
Britain's Prime Minister, Mr. Edward Heath, attended the Parade as the representative of Queen Elizabeth and took the salute before inspecting the cadets, among them trainee officers from other nations including Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Dubai, Mauritius, Brunei, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
After the inspection, the trooping of the Academy's Royal Colours.... to music from the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.
Mr. Heath later presented the Sword of Honour trophy to the best trainee of the course, Office Cadet J.C. Brannan of Britain.
The parade ended with the senior company, called Sovereign's Company by Royal decree, leading the march off the parade ground through the Grand Entrance, customarily followed by the Academy Adjutant riding his horse up the steps.
Afterwards, time for socialising.......here, Officer Cadet M. Chapena of Zambia with friends......
.....and Ugandans P.T. Edobo and I.Cato.
With attaches of their country's High Commission in Britain; Nigerians M.C. Osahor -- the one on the left -- and A.A. Maidodo.