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About the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

When was the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst built?
In 1801, a site near the village of Sandhurst was purchased and by 1812 the building now known as Old College had been completed. For more information on the history of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst please
visit here.

Where can I learn more about the history of RMA Sandhurst?
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has a long and varied history. To find out more about the buildings and history you can purchase one of our
guidebooks. Alternatively, you can book onto one of our historical tours.

For a more detailed military history we recommend visiting the Sandhurst Collection website.

How do I research a family member who I believe attended Sandhurst?
All historical documents are held by the Sandhurst Collection. Please visit their website for more details.

Can I get married at Sandhurst?

For information about getting married at Sandhurst, please visit the Royal Memorial Chapel website -

Please note the Sandhurst Trust have no involvement in organising weddings or wedding receptions here at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Is is possible to hold funerals or memorial service at Sandhurst?

For information about holding a funeral or memorial service at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, please visit the Royal Memorial Chapel website

Please note the Sandhurst Trust can help organise memorial services, however this is a chargeable service.

Joining RMAS FAQs

How can I join the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst?

British Applications
The Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) is the interview process through which you are selected to train at Sandhurst. AOSB takes place in Westbury near Warminster. You can find out more about AOSB on the British Army jobs website.

Apply directly here

International Applications
There have been over 5,000 international cadets trained at the Academy since 1947, from 129 countries. The international cadets enrich the course at Sandhurst bringing with them cultural and operational experience from around the world.

Students are selected by their own defence organisations and their applications are made to the Ministry of Defence through the Defence Attache.

Where can I find out more information about becoming an Army Officer?

The Army Officer Recruiting Team run the Army Officer Insight Day and online presentations/Q&As from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), giving you the opportunity to find out more about officer training and life beyond Sandhurst -

Alumni FAQs

Who is eligible for Sandhurst Trust Membership?

  • Those who have commissioned/graduated from RMAS
  • Those who served at commissioned rank in the British Army (Regular, TA, Reserve, ACF/CCF) regardless of entry method (e.g. Mons)
  • Those who have served on the staff of RMAS (military or civilian)
  • Those serving at University OTC.

What are the benefits of being a Sandhurst Trust Member?

  • Alumni networking
  •  Online commissioning course search
  •  Organise or join a reunion
  •  Geographic and industry based online groups
  • Sandhurst events
  • Newsletter
  • Online library & Wish Stream journal
  • Book private & corporate events

How much does it cost to become a member of the Sandhurst Trust?

We ask for a minimum donation of £20 a year to join. This can be paid by annual Direct Debit or by recurring credit card payment. Alternatively, you can select Life Membership for a minimum donation of £200.

How do I book a Platoon, Company or Intake/Course reunion at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst?

All the details on booking an alumni reunion are in our events section including how to submit your request. A member of the team will then contact you to discuss the next steps.

How do I get a replacement certificate from my commissioning course

If you haven’t received or need a replacement scroll then send an email with your full name, service number, cap badge on commissioning, date of commission and a forwarding postal address via email to

Events at RMAS FAQs

Can I visit the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst?

Despite being a closed establishment, members of the public can attend pre-arranged visits organised by the Sandhurst Trust. We offer alumni reunions. historical tours, tickets for Commandant's Parade plus private and corporate hire facilities. For more information on pricing and how to book, please visit our tours section.

Do I need ID to enter the Academy?

As a working military site, security is of the utmost importance. All guests must bring photographic ID, such as a driving licence or passport (original document only, no digital copies) and may be asked to produce it at any point during the visit to RMAS. Failure to provide ID upon request may result in guests being denied access or removed from the Academy.

How can I get to Sandhurst?

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is conveniently located within a 5 minute drive of Junction 4 of the M3. Just 40 miles from central London and 30 miles from London Heathrow.

Parking is available for all of those attending pre-arranged visits. The nearest stations are Camberley (for trains from Waterloo) and Blackwater (for trains from Paddington via Reading).

If you are travelling by taxi please note that only the taxi firms listed below have a limited number of drivers with authority to enter the Academy. Non-registered taxis will be refused entry.

Forces Cabs 07739 507577 or 01276 22444 (operates from within RMAS)

Everest Taxis 01276 510510

Five Six Taxis 01276 66666

Ambassador Cars 01276 28000

Academy Cars 01276 686667

Can I bring a group to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for a historical tour of the grounds and buildings?

The Sandhurst Trust organises a number of different types of tours which take in the Prestige rooms of Old College and the two on-site chapels (Royal Memorial Chapel and the Catholic Chapel). For more details on organising a tour please visit our tours section,

Do I need to book a Historical Tour at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or can I just turn up?

All tours need to be booked well in advance. Each tour must be authorised by the Academy which can take a number of weeks. Entry without booking will be refused. Please check our tours page for booking details.

Can I book lunch for my tour?

Unfortunately, as the Academy has over 700 Officer Cadets and RMAS staff to feed each day, we are unable to offer lunch within the Academy. There are many restaurants, pubs and coffee shops close by.

Can I book a Corporate Event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst?

Rooms within the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst are bookable via the Sandhurst Trust for an array of corporate functions including; board meetings, conferences, workshops and private dinners. Please visit our events sections to find out more information on pricing and how to book.

How many people can I have at my corporate event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst?

We offer a range of facilities in historical buildings, all set within a beautiful 600 acres secure estate. There are lecture theatres that seat up to 120 delegates and meeting/breakout rooms for 12 to 90. Plus small intimate dining rooms for 12 to large dining rooms that seat 180. Please visit our events section to find out more information on room capacities, pricing and how to book.

What catering is offered for my Corporate Event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ?

RMAS works in partnership with our on-site catering provider. When booking your event, please discuss your catering requirements with us. We are able to facilitate different styes of catering to suit your budget. All dietary requirements are catered for including gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and Halal. Choose from a variety of drinks packages to meet every budget.

Please visit our events section to find out how to start the process of organising your next corporate event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Can I bring in my own caterer for my private event?

All events must use our on-site catering provider only, therefore you are unable to bring your own caterer.


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