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The Commandant's Parade

The Commandant's Parade

Photographed above (left to right): Tim Morris, Tom Windsor-Clive, Niall Murphy

On Wednesday 13th April Niall Murphy (Senior Master Co-Curricular) and Tim Morris (Contingent Commander, CCF) represented the Warden at the Commandant's Parade at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Fourteen schools were invited to attend, seven public schools and seven state schools, since the RMAS was keen to celebrate the fact that between 2012 and 2015 these fourteen schools had sent the most officer cadets to Sandhurst. In that time Radley has seen 11 successful officer cadet candidates pass out of Sandhurst, and there are currently two ORs at the RMAS.  

The Commandant's Parade is the final 'dress rehearsal' for the officer cadets' passing out parade, and - after a briefing from Colonel Mike Waymouth (Assistant Commandant) - the two dons were treated to the pride of Commissioning Course 152's Senior Division cadets (the Sovereign's Platoon, Rhine Company and Burma Company). On Friday 15th the officer cadets will parade at the Sovereign's Parade, with a member of the Bahraini royal family representing the Queen. 

Tom Windsor-Clive (A Social 2005 to 2010, Head of Corps, commissioned into the Coldstream Guards), who will pass out on Friday, then entertained the two dons to lunch in the New College building. After lunch the Commandant, Major-General Paul Nanson CBE, chatted to the two dons and the representatives from the other schools. Let us hope that Radley's rich recent tradition at Sandhurst continues. 
Sovereign's Platoon: Tom Windsor-Clive (centre), Tim Morris (centre right) and Niall Murphy (centre left) 

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