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This is a list of the Governors and Commandants of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in the United Kingdom, and of its predecessor on the same site, the Royal Military College Sandhurst (1800–1939).

The Commandant of the Academy, as of the former College, is its commanding officer and is always a senior officer of field rank. Most serve for between two and three years and many go on to further significant promotions.

History of the roleEdit

The Royal Military College Sandhurst was originally led by a Governor (a figurehead), a Lieutenant Governor (in command of the college) and a Commandant (responsible for the cadets).[1] In 1812 the posts of Lieutenant Governor and Commandant were merged into the role of Commandant.[1] In 1888 the posts of Governor and Commandant were merged into the role of Governor and Commandant and in 1902 that single role was retitled Commandant.[1]

List of GovernorsEdit

The Governors include:

List of CommandantsEdit

The Commandants include:[10]

Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1879-1939Edit

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1947 to presentEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Conference Room Sandhurst Collection
  2. The London Gazette: no. 15377. p. 691. 20 June 1801.
  3. Visitation of England and Wales volume 12, p.29
  4. 'Murray, Sir George (1772 - 1846)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, Melbourne University Press, 1967, pp 270-271.
  5. Edward Paget at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  6. George Scovell at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  7. ICE Virual Library
  8. Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  9. 'CAMERON, Sir Duncan Alexander, G.C.B.', from An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock, originally published in 1966. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 23-Apr-09
  10. Army Commands
  11. 'MIDDLETON, Lt-Gen. Sir Frederick Dobson', in Who Was Who 1897–1915 (A. & C. Black, 1988 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2670-4)
  12. The London Gazette: no. 25372. p. 3011. 1 July 1884. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  13. 'CAMERON, Col Aylmer', in Who Was Who 1897–1915 (A. & C. Black, 1988 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2670-4)
  14. The Peerage.com
  15. Cecil East at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  16. Royal Military College, Sandhurst Hansard, 14 May 1900
  17. The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland by Edward Walford, p.206
  18. List of Fellows of the Zoological Society of London, 1910
  19. 'ROLT, Brig.-Gen. Stuart Peter', in Who Was Who 1929–1940 (A. & C. Black, 1967 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-0171-X)
  20. 'STEPHENS, General Sir Reginald Byng’, in Who Was Who 1951–1960, (A. & C. Black, 1984 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2598-8)
  21. 'SHOUBRIDGE, Maj.-Gen. (Thomas) Herbert', in Who Was Who 1916–1928, (A. & C. Black, 1992 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-3143-0)
  22. 'CORKRAN, Major-General Sir Charles Edward', in Who Was Who 1929–1940 (A. & C. Black, 1967 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-0171-X)
  23. Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  24. 'MAY, General Sir Reginald Seaburne', in Who Was Who 1951–1960, (A. & C. Black, 1984 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2598-8)
  25. 'FISHER, Lieut-General Sir Bertie Drew', in Who Was Who 1971–1980 (A. & C. Black, 1989 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-3227-5)
  26. 'EASTWOOD, Lt-Gen. Sir T. Ralph', in Who Was Who 1951–1960 (A. & C. Black, 1984 reprint: ISBN 0-7136-2598-8)
  27. MARRIOTT, Major-General Patrick Claude in Who's Who 2012 online at ukwhoswho.com (accessed 16 April 2012)
  28. Defence Viewpoints

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