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Term 3

Fresh back from their Adventurous Training expeditions during recess, Officer Cadets now have just fourteen weeks in which to complete their training and get measured up for the uniform of their new regiment or corps.
The Directing Staff give them more responsibility, so it's now up to the cadets to motivate and organise themselves, stay fit, arrange sporting activities and plan fund-raising events such as charity balls.

The focus in Term 3 shifts from learning about conventional war to different kinds of operations, such as counter-insurgency and peacekeeping.

Again, Officer Cadets take part in demanding and realistic field exercises which include live firing. In just a few weeks some of them will be deployed on operations under the flag of the United Kingdom, the United Nations or NATO. Within about six months of leaving Sandhurst, everyone will go on to a Young Officer's course to learn the disciplines and craft of their chosen part of the Army before eventually becoming Platoon Commanders ready to lead soldiers.

The final term ends in a flurry of returning kit to the stores, packing boxes, collecting the last pieces of new uniform and getting ready for the world famous Sovereign's Parade in front of Old College. Family and friends come from far and wide to join in the celebrations that mark the end of a tough but immensely fulfilling year at Sandhurst and the award of The Queen's Commission to the proud new British Army Officers.

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