Huntingdon cadet “extremely proud” after graduating from prestigious military academy

Second Lieutenant Jules Farrow

Second Lieutenant Jules Farrow - Credit: Archant

After 44 weeks of intensive training, an officer cadet from Huntingdon has graduated from the army’s world-renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Jules Farrow, 24, was among hundreds at the prestigious ceremony on August 12, and now holds the responsibility of being in charge of a platoon of 30 soldiers, managing their skills, workloads and welfare.

Second Lieutenant Farrow also took part in the Sovereign’s Parade in front of Her Majesty’s representatives – a milestone event which has been running for more than 200 years.

“Being part of an elite group of people that have graduated as British Army Officers from Sandhurst makes me extremely proud,” he said.

“It’s one of the biggest challenges I have ever undertaken, but also one of the most rewarding.”

After the ceremony, the graduates were able to celebrate in style at the commissioning ball, wearing their new rank insignia for the first time.

Officers can go on to lead highly-trained platoons, take part in peacekeeping missions, or help deliver humanitarian aid across the world.

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For now though, Second Lieutenant Farrow is heading to join the Royal Welsh Regiment.

“The training and support I have received has been excellent and I cannot wait to start putting it into practise with the Royal Welsh, and to be given the chance to make my contribution on operations, adventure training, and missions overseas,” he added.

“I would recommend an officer career to anyone looking for an exciting job away from the mundane nine to five.”