QUOTE (m13pgb @ Sat, 22 Jan 2005 11:03:03 +0000)
As all cadets at Sandhurst and Woolwich were given the title of gentleman cadet, regardless of background, the sword could be won by anyone.
That is a very useful piece of information. I can have access to the publication when I visit Cambridge Uni. Library, which volume etc is it, please?
Gentlemen Cadets had become a complicated bunch by 1912.
They included: King's Cadets, Honorary King's Cadets, King's Indian Cadets, Honorary King's Indian Cadets, Pages of Honour, Army Council Nominated Cadets, and plain ordinary Gentlemen Cadets.