Army

Sandhurst Training Goes Global In Jungles Of Belize

In their first-ever commissioning course conducted overseas, instructors have travelled to Belize to train cadets to become officers.

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is taking its training to the world.

In their first-ever commissioning course conducted overseas, instructors from Sandhurst have travelled to Belize to train 25 cadets and turn them into officers.

Since its formation in 1947, 5,000 international students from 120 countries have travelled to the south of England to study at the world-famous Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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Now, Sandhurst is travelling to the jungles of Belize, recreating every element of the officer academy, to train members of the Belizean army, coastguard and police force.

It has been 40 years since Belize – formerly British Honduras – gained its independence from Britain.

However, the British Army presence never left the country completely.

With the Ministry of Defence (MOD) stating in the March 2021 Integrated Review that the British Army was set for "the most radical transformation in two decades", it is more than likely that the British Army presence in the small Central American country will look to increase.

In a tweet, Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Major General Duncan Capps said he was "incredibly proud" to represent the British Army at the Commissioning Parade for the Belize Officer Cadets in late September.