SU8560 : Old College at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackwater, Hampshire, Great Britain

Old College at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
Old College at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
This was built for the original Royal Military College, completed in 1812 to the design of the famous architect James Wyatt LinkExternal link Its completion coincided with the battle of Salamanca in which Wellington’s army finally destroyed the legend of French invincibility, so brilliantly confirmed three years later at Waterloo. Six brass Waterloo cannon now stand along the front of the building. LinkExternal link

Today the building houses Old College, one of three colleges on the Sandhurst estate where all British Army officers undergo their initial training in leadership and other professional military skills before they receive their commissions and join their regiments. Sandhurst, with its motto “Serve to Lead”, has an international reputation, however it is not a university although some 85% of entrants currently have university degrees. Almost 10% of the entrants are sent by overseas governments: the late King Hussein of Jordan was among many notable foreign students. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 858 608 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.4102N 0:46.1084W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 859 607
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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