• Short Summary

    A HUNDRED AND FIFTY OFFICER CADETS - 16 OF THEM FROM OVERSEAS COUNTRIES INCLUDING GHANA AND CONGO-KINSHASA -- PASSED OUT AT THE ANNUAL SOVEREIGN'S PARADE AT BRITAIN'S ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST TODAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    A HUNDRED AND FIFTY OFFICER CADETS - 16 OF THEM FROM OVERSEAS COUNTRIES INCLUDING GHANA AND CONGO-KINSHASA -- PASSED OUT AT THE ANNUAL SOVEREIGN'S PARADE AT BRITAIN'S ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST TODAY (THURSDAY). THE PARADE WAS REVIEWED BY FIELD MARSHAL LORD HARDING OF PETHERTON, REPRESENTING THE QUEEN.

    LORD HARDING IS A FORMER AIDE-DE-CAMP TO QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HAS SERVED AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH FORCES IN THE FAR EAST AND ON THE RHINE.

    THE SOVEREIGN'S PARADE IS THE LAST MARCH-PAST BY SENIOR OFFICER CADETS AT SANDHURST BEFORE RECEIVING THEIR SOVEREIGN'S COMMISSION.

    AFTER AN INSPECTION, THE CADETS MARCHED PAST TROOPING THE BANNER OF KING GEORGE THE FIFTH.

    AN ANNUAL FEATURE OF THE PARADE IS THE PRESENTATION OF THE SWORD OF HONOUR TO THE SENIOR OFFICER CADET CONSIDERED THE BEST OF THIS TERM BY THE COMMANDANT.

    THIS YEAR, THE SWORD WAS AWARDED TO SENIOR UNDER OFFICER DAVID NOBLE, WHO IS TO BE COMMISSIONED INTO THE BLACK WATCH AND WHO COMES A SCOTTISH FAMILY WITH AN OUTSTANDING RECORD OF MILITARY SERVICE. HIS FATHER -- PRESENT AT THE PARADE -- COMMANDED THE 2ND QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS IN ITALY AND GREECE DURING WORLD WAR TWO, AND FOUR OF HIS UNCLES WERE OFFICERS SERVING IN THE HIGHLAND BRIGADE.

    AT THE END OF THE PARADE, THE SENIOR CADETS TRADITIONALLY MARCH UP THE STEPS OF THE ACADEMY'S GRAND ENTRANCE, FOLLOWED BY THE ADJUTANT COMMANDING THE PARADE, MAJOR MAXSE, ON HORSEBACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAX9SPHWS19MZH7WZKL2VCJZ0Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAX9SPHWS19MZH7WZKL2VCJZ0Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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