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  • Sandhurst Competition, April 2016

    The Sandhurst Military Skills Competition is a military skills competition at West Point that first began in 1967 with the presentation of a British officer's sword to the United States Corps of Cadets by the British Exchange Officer. The intent was for the sword to be the prize for a competition, the aim of which was to promote military excellence among the Corps of Cadets. The original purpose statement read as follows - "To provide the Corps of Cadets with a challenging and rewarding regimental skills competition, which will enhance professional development and military excellence in selected soldier skills."

    From Wiki:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhurst_Competition

    From the United States Military Academy site:
    http://www.usma.edu/dmi/sitepages/sa...mpetition.aspx

    Complete results for ranking teams (60 competing teams in 2016), standings, Awards etc:
    http://www.usma.edu/dmi/SiteAssets/S...lts%20Memo.pdf

    Winning Squads:

    Since 1994, when RMA Sandhurst began competing, either a Sandhurst squad or a RMCC squad won every competition until 2011 when Company B-3 of West Point won. The Royal Military College of Canada took the honours for the fifth time in 2016.

    2016 - Royal Military College of Canada
    2015 - Sandhurst Red
    2014 - Sandhurst Blue
    2013 - Sandhurst Blue
    2012 - Royal Military College of Australia - Duntroon
    2011 - USMA B-3
    2010 - Sandhurst A
    2009 - Royal Military College of Canada
    2008 - Sandhurst Red
    2007 - Royal Military College of Canada
    2006 - Royal Military College of Canada
    2005 - Royal Military College of Canada
    2004 - Sandhurst Red
    2003 - Sandhurst Blue
    2002 - Sandhurst Red
    2001 - Sandhurst Blue
    2000 - Sandhurst 2
    1999 - Sandhurst 1
    1998 - Sandhurst 2
    1997 - Sandhurst 1
    1996 - Sandhurst 1
    1995 - Sandhurst 1
    "I am Groot"
    - Groot

  • #2
    Well done chaps!

    Paul
    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
    All human ills he can subdue,
    Or with a bauble or medal
    Can win mans heart for you;
    And many a blessing know to stew
    To make a megloamaniac bright;
    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
    The Pixie is a little shite.

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    • #3
      One observation, RMAS runs a 12 month course, IIRC the others are 3 years.

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      • #4
        Don't the other sevice academies take part as well such as the USNA and the USAFA?

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        • #5
          Yes they do, ...

          Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
          Don't the other sevice academies take part as well such as the USNA and the USAFA?

          ... the USAFA team finished in a very respectable 9th place, winning a Gold Standard Patch, as did Texas A&M's ROTC team which came in 7th. The USCGA came in 33rd, and the USNA 35th, each taking Bronze Standard Patches. The top foreign (non-NATO) schools were Chile's "Escuela Militar", 5th, China's "People's Liberation Army University of Science and Technology", 6th, and Mexico's "Heroic Military Academy", 11th, all good for Gold Standard Patches.
          "I am Groot"
          - Groot

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          • #6
            Can the R.A.F. college and the Royals Britannia Naval Academy send teams to take part in the Sandhurst games?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
              Can the R.A.F. college and the Royals Britannia Naval Academy send teams to take part in the Sandhurst games?
              I don't see Dartmouth or Cranwell listed anywhere, Sandhurst sends 2 teams, but then they donated the winning trophy in the first place, otherwise foreign nations are allowed only one, from a military academy.
              "I am Groot"
              - Groot

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              • #8
                Well that's a shame. I think both the R.A.F. college and the Royals Britannia Naval College should send teams given that the US allows team from its service academies.

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