That is the elephant in the corner of the room, isn’t it? Bog-standard state comps just aren’t very good at education, either in academic subjects or in “character building”. Having been to one, I can’t think of anything they are good at.The qualifying criteria to be an officer is set to get the best men needed to
run the Army the fact that the biggest percentage goes from the privately
Educated sector doesn't come into it.
Is this a case of equality raising its ugly head again in as much as we haven't got
enough of this or that type of people joining up.
Not that I am in any way justifying snobbery but if you drew a Venn diagram of elitism and meritocracy, there genuinely would be some overlap.