Sandhurst Documentary

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DOCUMENTARY: Sandhurst
On: BBC 4 (09)
Date: Monday 19th September 2011 (starting in 6 days)
Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM (1 hour long)

First Encounter.
Three-part observational documentary series shot at the Royal Military Academy over the course of a year. It follows the journey of one intake of cadets, both male and female, through the 200-year-old institution - three gruelling terms that turn them from civilians into officers, from followers into the leaders needed for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and beyond. The first programme follows the fresh-faced cadets as they struggle with the relentless routines of the first term. Strict discipline and severe physical demands will prove too much for some, as Britain's future military elite acclimatises to a different world.
(Editor's Choice, Stereo, New Episode, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described)

This has been in the thread http://www.arrse.co.uk/officers/150385-sandhurst-bbc-programme-2.html

Just thought I would re-post here.

Just thought I would also add the following to news articles related to the series, I am sure there will be more:

1. Sandhurst: the changing face of the Army - Telegraph
2. Wimps need not apply: From brutal discipline to merciless 70km yomps - Sandhurst can be hell | Mail Online

And also it seem to tie in with the cadets featured on the RMAS blog. Sorry I cant post the link to that as my work comuter wont allow blog sites, but just google "RMAS Blog" and you will them. I have posted them here before as well.

JC

Stonker spotted the update.
 
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So what can we expect in this coverage that wasn't put under the lens during the series when 'Arthur' was Commandant?
 
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So what can we expect in this coverage that wasn't put under the lens during the series when 'Arthur' was Commandant?
It will be interesting for folk who commissioned in previous years to see what impact current operations have had on training at RMAS...
 
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It will be interesting for folk who commissioned in previous years to see what impact current operations have had on training at RMAS...
Thanks and fair comment. Why didn't I consider that? Duuhhhhh?
 
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‘Think of a big, sweaty blacksmith in a forge bashing a metal rod. I feel like that rod being hammered into an Army officer,’ says Elizabeth.

Unfortunate metaphor.
 
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Comparing this with the program about training crows on BBC at the mo, it looks as if instructors at RMAS get away with alot more discipline wise. I go as far as to say Sanhurst looks alot harsher than ITC with alot more of the shouty stuff and less of the fannying around.
 
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Some ******* weak individuals trying to gain entry to The British Army on that program. As for the little encounter with the chick having a word with a female rupert, what the **** was that. Not only was she ******* crying but she was being spoken to like she was a battered child. I'm personally of the mindset that tears and potential officer who may be expected to lead soldiers into battle should result in an immediate teleporting to the square via the window followed by being beaten to a state of coma with an ammo boot. As my old dad used to say, "I'll give you something to cry about so you can get your moneys worth out of it."
 
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I don't see why people think a female ocdt crying after only being in the army a week or two Is embarrassing.
 

the_boy_syrup

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Some ******* weak individuals trying to gain entry to The British Army on that program. As for the little encounter with the chick having a word with a female rupert, what the **** was that. Not only was she ******* crying but she was being spoken to like she was a battered child. I'm personally of the mindset that tears and potential officer who may be expected to lead soldiers into battle should result in an immediate teleporting to the square via the window followed by being beaten to a state of coma with an ammo boot. As my old dad used to say, "I'll give you something to cry about so you can get your moneys worth out of it."
Slightly off thread

Seams to be the in thing now
Did you see the programme on Leconfield where the full screw carried one soldiers bags and talked to them like she wanted to be their new best friend?
 
#18
I would imagine that with over 100 Officer Cadets on that course they are focussing on the 'stories'...the weaker ones/class clowns etc...it would make pretty boring viewing for your average reality TV addict if they focussed on everyone that was excelling in all subjects.
They'd probably look as it and think that any ****** could breeze through Sandhurst (don't start.....!).
 
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Comparing this with the program about training crows on BBC at the mo, it looks as if instructors at RMAS get away with alot more discipline wise. I go as far as to say Sanhurst looks alot harsher than ITC with alot more of the shouty stuff and less of the fannying around.
Officer training tougher/harsher than soldier training? I think I'd be a bit worried if this were not the case.

This programme did bring back a few happy memories, cleaning the brass in Old College, Ex LONG REACH, etc.

It is a pity that they seemed to focus on what were presumably the two weakest and one most over-confident OCdt they could find.

As to the girls crying, it just seems to be something they spend their time doing at Sandhurst. They all do it apparently, so it probably doesn't mark out that particular individual on it's own.
 
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I'm interested that the level of discipline seems to be higher than what was shown on the soldier recruit programme last week.. I also enjoyed the bloke leapord crawling back to his basha when he'd forgotten his rifle, that made me chuckle.

Is Sandhurst a "normal" posting for the support element, the loggies and armourers etc etc ?
 

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