Mons Officer Cadet School

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Mons Officer Cadet School was a former British military training establishment in Aldershot.wikipedia
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The Mons OCS was closed in 1972, and its responsibilities transferred to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which was re-organised as an academy for student officers and officer cadets, including regulars, short servicemen, and Territorials.
Following the ending of National Service in the UK and the closing of the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in 1972, the RMAS became the sole establishment for male initial officer training in the British Army, taking over the responsibilities of Mons for training Short Service Officer Cadets, Territorial Army officers, and those joining the Regular Army as graduates.

Sani Abacha

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He attended the Nigerian Military Training College and Mons Officer Cadet School before being commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in 1963.

Royal Military College, Sandhurst

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In 1939, Royal Military College, Sandhurst became the home of 161 Infantry Officer Cadet Training Unit (RMC): that unit moved to Mons Barracks at Aldershot in 1942, and subsequently became known as the "Mons Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot)".
On the outbreak of the Second World War, many of the cadets and staff of the Royal Military College were mobilised for active service, but the buildings at Sandhurst remained the home of the RMC's 161 Infantry Officer Cadet Training Unit.

Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

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Hamad then underwent military training, first with the British Army at Mons Officer Cadet School at Aldershot in Hampshire, graduating in September 1968.

C. Odumegwu Ojukwu

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From Zaria, Emeka proceeded first, to the Royal West African Frontier Force Training School in Teshie, Ghana and next, to Eaton Hall where he received his commission in March 1958 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia

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He was educated at Trinity School, Institut Le Rosey, Culver Military Academy, Gordonstoun, Millfield and Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot, and pursued a career in the British military.

Joseph Nanven Garba

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In 1961 he enlisted in the Nigerian Army and was sent to the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England, before being commissioned as an infantry officer in 1962.

Nicholas Soames

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Later he studied at Mons Officer Cadet School before being commissioned into the 11th Hussars on 5 August 1967 on a Short Service Commission before serving in West Germany and Britain with the 11th Hussars and later the Royal Hussars.

Akwasi Afrifa

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From there, he attended the Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot, England in 1958.

Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi

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He attended the Mons Military Academy in 1970.

Miles Hunt-Davis

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After attending the Mons Officer Cadet School, Hunt-Davis was commissioned a probationary second lieutenant in the Queen's Brigade of the Territorial Army on 5 August 1960, and relinquished his commission on 16 November 1961.

Muhammadu Buhari

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From 1962 to 1963, Buhari underwent officer cadet training at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England.

George Agbazika Innih

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He joined the army, and was trained at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England (1962), then at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England (1962–1964) and 1972.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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He subsequently studied at the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, (which later became part of Sandhurst), passing out with the sword of honour as the top Commonwealth student.

Mohammed Sani Sami

He attended the Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot (United Kingdom), and was commissioned on July 25, 1963.

Michael Heseltine

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Heseltine spent nine weeks in the ranks as a Guardsman before being sent for three months of officer training at Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot, alongside men from other regiments.

Ranulph Fiennes

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After graduating from the Mons Officer Cadet School on 27 July 1963 Fiennes served in his father's regiment, the Royal Scots Greys, and was seconded to the Special Air Service where he specialised in demolitions.

Tony Hunter-Choat

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After passing out the top in his course at Mons Officer Cadet School, he was assigned to the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles and posted to Malaya.

Aldershot

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Mons Officer Cadet School was a former British military training establishment in Aldershot.

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Mons Barracks was originally constructed from 1926 to 1927 for the Royal Signals.

National service

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In 1947, the Mons Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot) was re-organised as an OCTU for short service and National Service officer cadets of the technical arms, i.e. officer cadets of the Royal Artillery and Royal Armoured Corps.

Royal Artillery

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In 1947, the Mons Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot) was re-organised as an OCTU for short service and National Service officer cadets of the technical arms, i.e. officer cadets of the Royal Artillery and Royal Armoured Corps.

Royal Armoured Corps

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In 1947, the Mons Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot) was re-organised as an OCTU for short service and National Service officer cadets of the technical arms, i.e. officer cadets of the Royal Artillery and Royal Armoured Corps.

Army Reserve (United Kingdom)

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Later, Mons became also responsible for final training of candidates for Territorial Army commissions.