On the "Has Sandhurst got it right?" thread, the subject of the correlation between blades and generals has come up. The theory is that winners at RMAS do not good generals make. Does anybody know of a "household name" general who was a blade? Or what is the highest ranking SOH or Queens Medal winner you have personally experienced. Alternatively do you know of any Sword of Honour winners who having peaked early, crashed and burned? No names, no packdrill obviously but anecdotes that are almost true will be accepted in the spirit of Arrse. A special award will be presented to the first person to post that old chestnut "the best generals left the regular army as captains". This may be a lie. Almost certainly.