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Old 04-11-2009   #1
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Default First US Army officer to graduate from Sandhurst

I just came across this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...Sandhurst.html
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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.

http://www.usma.edu/dmi/sandhurst_competition.htm
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHNyR...eature=related
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hopefully you will fully embrace and revel in the beauty and majesty of correctly performed foot drill, without singing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHNyR...eature=related
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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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Too true! I mean, no singing ?!?!?
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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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs4p8...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koAX2mnG1X8
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Magnificent!

Of course, if you set off on time, you wouldn't need to run....
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