The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
1946 to 1947
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was formed on the site of the former Royal Military College in 1947 when it amalgamated with the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich (founded in 1741 for the training of officers for the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers).
The site of Sandhurst since 1801 was for the training of officers for arms other than the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers.
The first intake to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (“RMAS”) was Intake 1, with Intake 1A following and being concurrent with Intake 1.
Martin Farndale was a cadet in Dettingen Company, Intake 1A, so he was a cadet at RMAS in its first years.
The Royal Military Academy in 1947
Martin Farndale as a cadet at Sandhurst
The Mock Parade, July 1948
March off – band in foreground
The Gas, Light and Coke Company march past
The Anti Oti arrives
The Bucket and Shovel Party
The General Salute
The Royal Mudguards
Intake 1, Pass Out Parade, 14 July 1948
The King’s Address
Permission for Late Leave:
A comic poem written about Dettingen Company, Intake 1A:
The Sovereign’s Parade, Intake 1A
A map of Sandhurst sent home by Martin Farndale as a guide for his passing out parade
A Reunion in 1984 at the Rag Club, London: