JIS News

Three Jamaicans were among the Officer Cadets who graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom (UK), at the Sovereign’s Day Parade on April 12.
The Jamaicans, Officer Cadets Sheldon Bryan, Carl Clarke and Kayon Mills were among 16 other overseas cadets representing 11 countries who graduated in a class of 219 Officer Cadets.
Only one other country, Bahrain, had as many graduating overseas cadets as Jamaica. The Jamaican High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency Gail Mathurin attended the ceremony.
The Sovereign’s Day Parade, which is the official graduation ceremony for Officer Cadets, attracted even more international attention than usual this year, as among the successful cadets was Prince Harry, who passed out as 2nd Lieutenant Harry Wales. Several members of the Royal family, including The Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Prince William were in attendance. Prince William is also a cadet at Sandhurst.
The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst is one of the most prestigious in the world and many countries send their top Officer Cadets to train and study there. Jamaicans have one of the proudest records of any group of overseas cadets, winning the Overseas Sword, the award for top overseas cadet, on several occasions.
Officer Cadets Clarke, Bryan and Mills, who also won the Communication and Management Skills Prize, will return to Jamaica to accept their commissions from the Jamaica Defence Force.