I was under the impression that once you get to RMAS, "all bets are off" (to quote the Regimental Secretary of my sponsoring regiment). However, I've just started reading 3 PARA (Patrick Bishop) and he writes that:This presents an altogether different image of sponsorship to the one which I'm familiar with. Does anyone know what the crack is? Is it that there is a difference between theory and practice, or in how this is applied between different Regiments / Corps? Has practice changed in the last few years?
B Company was commanded by Giles Timms... the artillery sponsored him through Sandhurst... It was only at the last minute that he told his sponsors that he would not be joining them. 'I got a hard time for that, for disloyalty'. (page 18, if anyone really cares for the reference)