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60th Anniversary of Welbeck Defence College

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Welbeck College, which originally opened its doors to potential Army Officers in September 1953.

Established to provide technical and engineering Officers to Sandhurst, the College operated out of Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire for over 50 years.

Welbeck College Credit: Ministry of Defence

In September 2005 the College moved to a new site just outside Loughborough and became Welbeck - The Defence Sixth Form College.

It widened its remit to providing potential technical and engineering Officers to not only the Army, but the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as well as students who had ambitions to join the Defence Engineering and Science Group as a Civil Servant.

The Annual General Inspection is the most prestigious event in the College calendar and this years event on Saturday 29th June will be the biggest of its kind in the history of the College.

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