Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
British Army officer initial training centre
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is the place where the British Army trains their officers. The school is located near Sandhurst, Berkshire, about 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of London. The Royal Military Academy is comparable to the Britannia Royal Naval College, the Royal Air Force College Cranwell, Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. These other institutions train officers for the British navy, air force and marines. There are both general courses, as well as specialization courses which train specialists, such as medical doctors, veterinaries, nurses and priests. The current institution was formed by combining the Royal Military Academy (RMA) and Royal Military College (RMC), in 1947.