Sword of Honour awarded to former Head of School


We are delighted to report that OS and former Head of School Archie Hamilton (c, 08) has been awarded the Sword of Honour as the best cadet of his intake at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.


His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge represented Her Majesty The Queen at the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 14 December and awarded Archie the coveted Sword. The Parade marked the culmination of 44 weeks of intense training, covering military, practical and academic skills.


Speaking a couple of days after the Parade, Archie said: “I am honoured by this recognition and in many respects see it as representative of a year that has been both brilliant and horrendous in equal measure! It is also a credit to the members of my platoon and the hard work we all put in for each other both on exercise and in camp. ”


Archie’s leadership qualities were instrumental in realising this achievement and he thanks Sherborne with helping develop his leadership and teamwork skills at a young age. He added: “During my time as a boarder in The Green and as a keen rugby player, I quickly learnt the importance of getting on with others and went on to form life-long friendships. Although a military career wasn’t on my radar when I left Sherborne, being part of a close community combined with the leadership opportunities available at the School set me up well for a rewarding year at Sandhurst. ”


The whole Sherborne community is delighted to hear of Archie’s success and wish him well as he joins The Royal Regiment of Scotland in the New Year.