Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) trains both British Army officers and civilian leaders.
Its courses of study are run by three departments: Communication and Management Studies, Defence and International Affairs, and War Studies.
Unlike West Point in the US and Royal Military College of Canada, Sandhurst is not a university but a center of postgraduate education.
In recent years the academy has established a management consulting business. Women have trained at Sandhurst since 1984.
RMAS was established in 1947, consolidating Royal Military Academy (operating in Woolwich from 1741 to 1939) and Royal Military College (formerly Army Staff College), founded in 1800.
Director General and Chief Executive, Army Training and Recruiting Agency: A. J. N. (Andrew) Graham
Monday, 7 July 2008
The MoD website has started up a news blog, described as the "Official News Blog from the Headquarters of the Multi-National Division South East, Basra, Southern Iraq".
It lacks the personal touch, but reads well and contains useful and interesting information – all pulled together, so there is something of a sense of a narrative.
Although it lacks the "comments" facility, this is a distinct improvement.
We wish it well ....... but I may delete it as a "Great Military Site" if it fails too meet expectations.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
The Army Museums Ogilby Trust is a registered charity founded in 1954 by the late Colonel Robert Ogilby DSO, DL whose personal experiences in two world wars persuaded him that the fighting spirit of the British soldier stemmed from the esprit de corps engendered by the Army’s regimental structure. This spirit is enshrined in the many regimental and corps museums which seek to inspire and educate their visitors.
The Trust has played, and continues to play, a very significant part in the establishment and development of some 136 such museums in the United Kingdom today. They are as varied and individual as the regiments they represent. A visit to any of them will produce evidence of the Trust's activities: objects purchased with the assistance of a grant-in-aid; endowments to support their establishment or development and improvements to the preservation, conservation, display and recording of objects and archive material achieved through professional advice funded by the Trust. Most museums are now charitable trusts themselves and the legal costs associated with establishing them were, in most cases, borne by the Trust.
Monday, 28 April 2008
This is an excellent site for collectors or research.
They have the largest selection of Orders Decorations and Medals available on line.
Most categories are updated on a regular basis.
They have over 30 years experience as dealers and the Liverpool Medal Company are renowned specialists in the collecting world.
Whatever your requirements British or Foreign, I am are sure this site will hold much of interest!
They are always looking to buy collections or single items.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
The Tank Museum houses the largest and best collection of tanks in the world.
It is a designated museum and houses a library and archive of irreplacable material of immense historical significance. It's mission is to conserve the vehicles and preserve the memory of those who served in them.
The Museum is situated in Bovington, Dorset and is clearly signposted
from Dorchester, Blandford, Poole, Bere Regis & Wool.
Open 7 Days a week 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Adult £ 11.00
Senior Citizens £ 9.00
Children £ 7.00
Can't find the military books you want, read on! They sell new and used/second-hand military history books, military reference books & war books. Although they specialize in World War 2 books, they stock military books on all military history periods.
They stock military books from all the main specialist military publishers, including JJ Fedorowicz, Schiffer, Concord, Kagero, Bender Publishing, Tankograd etc bringing you the latest military books.
You can join the free newsletter.
Buy as many books as you like - they will never charge more than £4.75 for delivery to an UK address.
Monday, 21 April 2008
This site is the work of Ian Dixon who lives in Australia.
Originally, when he first set up this site in September 2001, its purpose was simply to tell of his experiences as a conscripted National Serviceman sent for training at Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey, and after passing-out there as a proud 'Red Cap' in April 1953!
But, as a direct result of many ex RMP contacting him with their own experiences and information, it gradually developed into an archive where ex Red Caps can peruse their training squads and trace the names of those colleagues who served with them during their training and service.
Ian is in the process of compiling a list of ex and serving RMP together with a list of RMP Training Squads and known SI's and squad members from 1947 to 2007.
The site is the number one site to visit in relation to the Royal Military Police.