British and Omani officers praise partnership during UK visit

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) hosted a delegation of Omani commanders on 3-4 November 2021, as part of the strengthening relationship between our two nations.

Colonel Al Musheikhi, Commandant of the Sultan Qaboos Military Academy (KSQA), was given an insight into British Army officer training at the facility.

The KSQA is currently developing its curriculum, with the delegation wishing to work on ideas on how to best train the junior officers of tomorrow.

Colonel Al Musheikhi said: “I am very happy to be able to visit RMAS; the last visit was in 2015 and we look forward to working closely together.”

British and Omani forces are currently working together on Exercise Khanjar Oman, which has involved the deployment of 650 personnel from the 4th Infantry Brigade and HQ North East.

The Land Regional Hub in Oman will form part of the Global Hub, enabling the British military to meet the challenges of the 21st century and work more closely with our partners.

Major General Capps MBE, Commandant of the RMAS, said: “It was an honour to host the Commandant and exchange ideas on how our Armies prepare and train their next generation of officers. 

“We look forward to further strengthening our ties with the Omani Armed Forces not just through RMAS but also Exercise Khanjar Oman.”

As well as commitments nearer to home, deployments such as this exercise strengthen our national security by providing greater understanding of parts of the world where the UK has security interests and providing a firm base from which to rapidly respond if required.

RMAS is a world-lading facility where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their soldiers.