First of all this post is NOT about HRH Prince William but about whether it is actually possible to be fastracked at Sandhurst. Does anybody know of this happening before? The People January 15, 2006, Sunday Top Gun Wills is Star Recruit; He's Set To Over Take Harry After Sandhurst Triumphs Royal Exclusive DEAN ROUSEWELL ROYAL EDITOR CRACKSHOT Prince William is the star recruit at Sandhurst after beating scores of other cadets on the rifle range. He also left them standing in gruelling cross-country runs. Senior officers are so impressed with the Top Gun royal after just seven days that they plan to fast-track his training. It would put him level with younger brother Harry, who started at the Army's elite academy in Berkshire a year ago. Fellow recruits jokingly dubbed William, 23, His Royal Hot Shot when he showed his skills blasting cut-out figures. An insider said: "He has made a brilliant start. He got a very high score. William also came first in a four-mile cross-country run on the second day. "It was a surprise even to him because he did not think his stamina was a its best. He also did a long run with a heavy backpack, climbing obstacles, and was in the top two or three." The source added: "William has done very well on academic tasks as well so there is discussion about him being fast-tracked to a more advanced level of officer training. The top two or three new cadets can be moved on if they impress. "William is certainly doing that - and he could catch up with Harry." William's course lasts 44 weeks so in theory he could be in action in Iraq or other hot spots by the end of the year. But that might lead to clashes between Top Brass and the Palace. Wills - who liked to dress in a Parachute Regiment uniform when he was four - is already popular with other recruits. But there are snags. He is embarrassed that his short Army haircut exposes his baldspot. For six weeks he won't be able to see girlfriend Kate Middleton. And he has been sleeping on the floor after 5.30am alarm calls failed to rouse him from bed.