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Sandhurst (Trust Funds)

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 14 April 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War what is the annual value of the endowments or accumulated funds expendable by the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, for the benefit of the cadets; who are the trustees and upon what is the money spent.

The principal fund from which the officer cadets directly benefit is the Commandant's General Purpose Fund of which the Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, is the trustee. The annual value of this Fund is about £1,500. The direct benefits to the cadets from this Fund include extra messing, provision of games equipment and facilities, new purchases and replacements for the library and general maintenance of Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, private property. In addition there are some smaller trusts in the hands of various trustees, the annual income of which is applied to the provision of prizes for officer cadets who have completed the course at the Royal Military Academy.