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Sovereign's Day Parade at Sandhurst

The son of a famous prisoner of war - was among 200 officer cadets - passing out at Sandhurst today.

Guy Peters is the son of John Peters, a Tornado pilot shot down and imprisoned by the Iraqis in the first Gulf war. Clearly not deterred by military service - he was also awarded the Queen's medal for being one of the best of his year.

Rachel Hepworth was there to watch the next generation of officers who will command our soldiers here and abroad on 'Sovereign's Parade' - a highlight of the Sandhurst calendar.

The interviewees are: John Peters, Former RAF pilot and Guy Peters, Officer cadet.

Hundreds of cadets take part in Sovereign's Parade

Around 600 cadets are taking part in the Sovereign's Day Parade at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Of those, 200 of the senior term will be receiving their commissions after a year of hard training.

Around 600 cadets are taking part in the parade today Credit: ITV Meridian
Cadets line up outside Sandhurst Credit: ITV Meridian
Standing proud outside Sandhurst Credit: ITV Meridian

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Sovereign parade underway at Sandhurst

The Sovereign parade taking place in Sandhurst Credit: ITV Meridian

The Sovereign parade is taking place today to mark the completion of a year's intensive military training.

More than 200 cadets have passed out from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst today.

HRH the Countess of Wessex represented the Queen at the traditional Sovereign's Parade which brings 44 weeks of training to an end.

The cadets will now join their new regiments but they will not become official 2nd Lieutenants until the stroke of midnight tonight.