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Term 2

At the start of Term 2, Officer Cadets leave behind Old College and move into New College where a new Platoon Commander and Colour Sergeant or Staff Sergeant may take over. These changes signal a move towards developing Officers rather than raw recruits.
The Platoon Commander, a Captain, now comes into his or her own as the emphasis turns more to leadership, initiative and the role of the Officer. Officer Cadets start to spend more time in Faraday Hall, the academic wing of Sandhurst, studying subjects like conventional war, international affairs and leadership psychology, but there are still plenty of tough, demanding field exercises.

This is the term in which Officer Cadets have to make a final decision about which regiment or corps to join. They must narrow their choices down to just two - or three if they are applying to join the Army Air Corps, which has strict medical requirements. Selection interviews start in Week 12 and by the end of term most people know which regiment or corps they will join after Sandhurst.

Throughout Term 2 Officer Cadets do the detailed planning for the Adventurous Training expedition they will go on during the first week of recess. Rock climbing, diving, sailing, skiing, hill walking, trekking, sky diving - the possibilities are almost endless!

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