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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commandant’s Parade 2017


Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commandant’s Parade 2017

by Matthew Moore

Digital Manager, IDG

IDG were proud and honoured to attend the 183rd Commandant’s Parade recently at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. We were also delighted to be able to invite some of our honoured clients to the occasion, which marks the commissioning of the latest batch of officer cadets.

The ceremony is the precursor to the Sovereign’s Parade that took place the day after which celebrates the cadet’s passing out. The ceremony involves all the 189 cadets marching onto the famous parade square in front of Old College, before being presented to the official representative of the Queen, who this year was the current Prime Minister, Theresa May. Following the presentation, the cadets then march up the steps into Old College, traditionally followed by the College Adjutant on horseback. They are then officially commissioned in a ceremony at midnight.

The first Sovereign’s Parade was performed on 14 July 1948, in front of King George VI. This year’s intake consisted of 163 cadets from the UK and 27 from countries around the world, including Ukraine, Ghana, Malaysia and the United States of America, as well as the first ever Bahraini woman to graduate.

Below is a gallery of images from the day.

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