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Recollections of RMA Sandhurst 1947-1948 By Capt (Ret) I. F Dallison OBE RE (Intake 1)
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Before the war Sandhurst had been the home of the Royal Military College where potential officers for all Corps and Regiments, except Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers, were trained. The latter had been trained at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, known as "The Shop". Both these establishments had been closed at the outbreak of war. Sandhurst had then been used as an OCTU to train conscripted officers for a wartime commission. In 1947 it was re-opened for the training of Regular officers for the whole Army. One 'Major difference between pre-war regular officer cadets and ourselves was that pre-war they...