Norwich cadet’s pride at graduating from Sandhurst
- Credit: Peter Folland
A 26-year-old Norwich cadet has spoken of her pride after graduating from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
Genevieve Froehlich joined more than 200 officer cadets in a prestigious graduation ceremony at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
She will now be joining the Royal Medical Corps.
She added: 'To commission as an officer in the British Army makes me extremely proud. It's been a challenging but rewarding journey, and one I would encourage others to consider.
'The training and support I have received has been excellent and I cannot wait to start putting it into practice with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
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'I'm looking forward to the new opportunities open to me now that I am in the army, and the chance to make my contribution on both operations and humanitarian projects overseas.'
Passing out from Sandhurst marked the completion of 44 weeks of intensive military and academic training for the cadets, combined with adventurous training and sporting challenges.
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As part of the ceremony, all the commissioning officer cadets took part in the Sovereign's Parade in front of Her Majesty's representative, Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie.
The parade is a key milestone for every army officer and has been run at the end of each term for more than 200 years.
This year's cadets shared the excitement with friends, family and VIPs who gathered on Old College Square to watch the final challenge of the course.
The graduation ceremony coincides with a nationwide recruitment drive, designed to attract thousands of soldiers across hundreds of exciting roles into the Army over the coming year.
After a formal lunch with friends, family and regimental officers, the day concluded in spectacular and celebratory style at the exclusive Commissioning Ball.