On Friday 13th April 2018, at the Royal Military Academy Sanhurst Sovereign’s Parade, OW William Andrew Louis McCreadie was awarded the best cadet of the commissioning course 172 intake.
The Sword of Honour was awarded to Senior Under Officer William Andrew Louis McCreadie Considered by the Commandant to be the Best Cadet in the across the Army Commissioning Course 172, he is to commission into the Scots Guards.
His Majesty General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, represented Her Majesty the Queen at the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Friday 13 April 2018.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibilities of leading the soldiers under their command. More than 80 % of officer cadets are university graduates, but some arrive with A-levels or equivalents. Others are serving soldiers who have been selected for officer training, and some come from overseas, having been chosen by their own country’s army to train at the world famous Academy.
The Commissioning Course for Regular Army officers is 44 weeks long, including recess periods. It runs three times a year, starting in January, May and September. Training at Sandhurst covers military, practical and academic subjects, and while it is mentally and physically demanding, there’s also plenty of time set aside for sport and adventurous training.
Two other OWs, Rory Stewart (Hg 10) and Seb Maxwell (Bd 16), were also commissioned.