Reports: Sharp Fall in Number of Applications to Attend Sandhurst
The number of applications to attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has fallen by 40 per cent in the last year, according to reports. 
 
Ministry of Defence figures show a decrease in numbers since 2012, despite a spike in applications the previous year, according to the Sunday Express. 
 
In 2014 Sandhurst received just under 4,300 regular officer applications, compared with around 7,200 the year before, the newspaper reports.
 
It's been suggested that the numbers have dropped because of cuts in the Armed Forces and the possibility of potential recruits not seeing a career in the Army as a secure one.