Cars at Sandhurst..............

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  1. Anyone here been to RMAS recently or going soon?

    I wondered what the general opinion was on taking a car to sandhurst...........

    Do many people take one and do they find it useful?

    I don't have a car currently, although do have my license. Would have to save up quite a lot to get a car by the end of Uni for sandhurst next september although the parents might be able to help out.

    It sounds like you don't get a huge amount of time away from RMAS anyway particularly during Term 1 but I suppose any time you do get away it would be nice not to have to rely on the machinations of the public transport system in order to maximise your free time...........
  2. Well it's either that or the peasant-carrier. Your call.
  3. Good for hiding your extra kit, porn etc in. But you can survive without one. I suggest you don't bother really, why not save your money and get a railcard when you get there. You'll probably spend most of your time as a subby on ops so don't rush once your at Regt either, and during your Tp/Pl Comds cse there's bound to be others with cars for the occasional road-trip.
  4. Useful to have, I;m sure one of your muckers will let you hide stuff in his/her car though. There'll always be carloads of people going into London/Guildford on the lash anyway.

    Wait until you leave or buy a mechanically sound, cheap as you like clunker.

    And don't whatever you do buy an Alfa Romeo Brera - one of my oppos did (brand new) and ended up handing it back after six weeks!
  5. I'm taking mine. It'll sit out in the shitty weather for weeks on end but you get to fire it up once a week and I have a massive pornography stash that simply will not fit in my top drawer.

    Good for the weekend dash and night out too :)
  6. Cars?

    At Sandhurst?

    Whatever next? What happened to the issue bicycles?
  7. We don't get standard issue chauffeur driven Bentleys?

    I've been misled.....
  8. I'm damn well taking my car if I get in! Although there is a great "Cars for Officers" thread that should show what sort of cars we are supposed to have. Not sure my Mazda2 Sport will go down that well (just showing off a little bit there, it is Friday afternoon!)
  9. You will definitely need a car at Sandhust - mainly for storage facilities in the first 5 weeks. As mentioned earlier for storing prohibited items such as jeans, porno, casual clothing, spare kit, Ipods, spare Mobile Phones, servants (in the case of Overseas Cadets from Middle Eastern Countries) etc.
  10. I've got Maddie in the boot of mine, nowhere else to put her and I cant see her passing a kit inspection state shes in now.
  11. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Well I wouldn't show off too much. If you turn up to a Cav Mess in one of these,


    This might well be the result:

  12. Haha! Thanks Gremlin! Mine is black, it makes it a little less gay, but...valid point, well made sir!
  13. Last I heard you could only have a car if it is an Audi A3 (red or yellow only) or a 14 year old Spider.
  14. I'd kill for a 14 year old Spider, if only I could afford the £1.2m p/a of repair fees!
  15. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Don't be daft, black nasty doesn't cost that much. Buy a Haines manual and a hammer! :D