The Sandhurst Collection was formed in 1970 to preserve and collect items of historical merit directly relating to the history of the academy and its predecessors. It also includes items used, worn or created by cadets or staff during their time within the institution. These can be cadet uniforms and teaching aids or sketches and memorabilia.

Cadets marching to Physical Training, 1920s Army Gold Cross of Sir George Scovell The Grand Lodge, 1840
Cadets marching to Physical Training, 1920s Army Gold Cross of Sir George Scovell, Governor of RMC 1837-1856 The Grand Lodge, 1840, pencil drawing by Gentleman Cadet B68, FM Callingham

There are certain items not in the above category but are used to foster a sense of military tradition, such as oil paintings, cannon and silver.

Waterloo cannons outside Old College Silver trophy of the The Perthshire Light Infantry, 1873 Duke of Cambridge commanding at the Alma, 1854
Waterloo cannons outside Old College Silver trophy of the The Perthshire Light Infantry, 1873
(Cameronian Scottish Rifles)
Duke of Cambridge commanding at the Alma, 1854

Archives

The bulk of the archival holdings are public records transferred from the National Archives, for a full description of these see RMAS Archives (link to pdf).

The principal source of information on former cadets is the cadet registers (1741-1947). These show basic information about the cadets; unfortunately personal files for cadets of this period do not survive.

The rest of the archive includes various records created by the academy since 1947 and some personal papers donated by ex-cadets.

Sandhurst Collection Resources

Search the Cadet and Staff Registers - Scanned and Digitised by Townsweb Archiving Ltd.   Townsweb Archiving Ltd

The Annals of Sandhurst - a chronicle of the Royal Military College from its foundation to the present day, with a sketch of the history of the Staff College (1900) [PDF], [Read Online]

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