A step back through time: Royal Military Academy

13 October 2020

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The quaint town of Sandhurst is nestled in the leafy Berkshire countryside between Farnborough and Wokingham and is synonymous with the Royal Military Academy that is often just referred to as Sandhurst.  

The Royal Military Academy dates back to 1801, when the Royal Military College sat on the same site. The Academy that we know today was formed after the second World War in 1947, when it came to together with the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. The Academy has an illustrious list of Alumni, including both Princes William and Harry and the only British Prime Minister to graduate from Sandhurst, Sir Winston Churchill.

The arrival of the Academy in 1812 from Marlow, saw the first real changes to Sandhurst. 1849 saw the arrival of the railway, and alongside this new, large country residences – however, many of these have now been replaced with housing.

With the arrival of the Royal Military College, the railways, and these large houses, the population of Sandhurst grew steadily. This led to more homes being built for the workers of Sandhurst and schools for their children to attend.

Sandhurst’s oldest pub, the Rose and Crown, located on Sandhurst’s high-street was once a Simonds Public House. The Simonds family owned a brewery, which supplied beers to the Royal Military Academy as well as supplying beers to the British Military across the globe.


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