A feast of bands and drums at RMAS Heritage Day

We return from a week away in a hot climate to attend the Heritage Day at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on a typically cool summer’s day.

Attendance at the Heritage Day seemed lower than in previous years. It can’t have helped that the day started with light rain, which thankfully soon passed, such that it remained dry for the rest of the day. There were fewer attractions this year, made up by a feast of band performances on the Old College square.

We enjoyed a Gurkha Bhat meal, always a treat at the Heritage Day, which we ate while watching a succession of bands and drums. Sadly the Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Parachute Display Team show was cancelled due to the windy conditions. Here are our photos of the day. There’ll be an article following about the pace sticking demonstration.

One thought on “A feast of bands and drums at RMAS Heritage Day

  1. Welcome back Tim! My wife and I visited The Sandhurst open day for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Despite the 6 hours we spent at the event it was insufficient to do justice to taking in all that was open to the public. The officer cadets were resplendent in their uniforms and superb ambassadors for the event, and all the military personnel on site were approachable and helpful. You indicated that there were fewer people attending this year, and I wonder if this was due to inadequate publicity. As a first time attendee, I did not see any event publicity other than on your blog and even on the official web site, I could find no information on whether tickets were needed (it was free, save for a very reasonable £5 car parking charge) nor details about which entrance to use, which may have deterred some from attending. Nonetheless a superb day out, and we look forward to next year’s open day.


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