The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey is where all Officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibilities of leading soldiers. RMAS was formed in 1947 - descended from two older institutions, the Royal Military Academy (RMA) and the Royal Military College (RMC).
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is just off the M3 on the Surrey/ Bracknell Forest border, close to Camberley, Basingstoke, Bracknell, and London. Blackwater train station has links to Gatwick and Reading and Camberley train station has links to Heathrow Airport and London. There are a number of shopping centres in and around the Sandhurst area. The Academy holds events every year which can be attended by all in the community; these include Guy Fawkes Night and Heritage Day.
Amenities in the Sandhurst Station Community Centre include the HIVE Information Centre, the Community Development Worker, Ghurka Welfare Worker, the Station Welfare WO2, the MOD police and a ladies hairdresser. The Barber can be found in New College. The Montgomery Gymnasium is open to service personnel and dependants as is the swimming pool. The Amigo shop is a convenience and grocery store that is open seven days a week situated in the Sandhurst hall. There is also the Fort Royal Cafe'/ Deli. The station has thriving Officers', WOs' & Sgts' Messes, a library, education centre, medical centre, church, Ghurka Temple and Bank with cash point facilities.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to The British Army Website, the HIVE website, and Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.