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    Default First US Army officer to graduate from Sandhurst

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    Default Yes, an odd gap

    I too was puzzled at the officer being the first. Sandhurst, the UK Army's officer training academy, with a year long course, has always attracted officer trainees from a number of Commenwealth and other allied nations (mainly Arab and Pakistan). Non-UK trainees make up a small minority, somewhere I have a passing out list in 2008 and could give the figures. Secondly there are Commenwealth staff instructors, civilian and military; I do not think any Americans feature there either.

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    I believe there is an American instructor there; I know there is a British instructor at West Point.

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    There's always 1 US platoon commander instructor at Sandhurst.

    As we read, absorb and enjoy FM 3-24, hopefully you will fully embrace and revel in the beauty and majesty of correctly performed foot drill, without singing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldstreamer View Post
    hopefully you will fully embrace and revel in the beauty and majesty of correctly performed foot drill, without singing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldstreamer View Post
    As we read, absorb and enjoy FM 3-24, hopefully you will fully embrace and revel in the beauty and majesty of correctly performed foot drill, without singing.

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    Some people just can't multi-task...
    Too true! I mean, no singing ?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldstreamer View Post
    As we read, absorb and enjoy FM 3-24, hopefully you will fully embrace and revel in the beauty and majesty of correctly performed foot drill, without singing.
    a.) I would hope that the UK sees no need to read FM3-24. 99% of what we try to copy from the US comes badly un-stuck.

    b.) Now see drill done properly... albeit a bit slow for my taste. In my day we were quicker.
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    Magnificent!

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