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Famous Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Royal Military Academy Sandhurst alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

This list contains graduates like Winston Churchill and David Niven.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst?” and “Which celebrities are Royal Military Academy Sandhurst alumni?”
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    Winston Churchill

    Statesman, Painter

    AgeDec. at 90 (1874-1965)

    BirthplaceBlenheim Palace, United Kingdom

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he...  more

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  • 2
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of...  more

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  • 3

    Muammar al-Gaddafi

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 69 (1942-2011)

    BirthplaceQasr Abu Hadi

    Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi (; c. 1942 – 20 October 2011), commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He governed Libya as...  more

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  • 4


    BirthplaceSt Mary's Hospital, London, London, United Kingdom

    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (born Henry Charles Albert David; 15 September 1984) is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of...  more

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  • 5
    Captain James Robert "Jack" White, DSO (22 May 1879 – 1946) was one of the co-founders of the Irish Citizen Army. He was originally a statist but later converted to socialist anarchism in the 1930s....  more
  • 6

    James Blunt

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceTidworth, United Kingdom

    James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and former British Army Officer. Blunt rose to fame in 2004...  more

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  • 7

    Ian Fleming

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 56 (1908-1964)

    BirthplaceMayfair, London, London, England

    Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a...  more

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  • 8


    BirthplaceBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

    Hassanal Bolkiah (full name: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam;...  more
  • 9
    Ernest William Lyons Holt or E. W. L. Holt (17 October 1864 – 10 June 1922) was an eminent English marine naturalist and biologist who specialized in ichthyology, the study of fish. His work helped...  more
  • 10
    Captain Richard Aveline Maybery (4 January 1895 – 19 December 1917) was a Welsh flying ace in the First World War....  more
  • 11
    Captain Francis Richard Cubbon was an aerial observer and flying ace in the First World War. In conjunction with his pilots, he was credited with 21 aerial victories....  more
  • 12
    John Everard Gurdon, (24 May 1898 – 14 April 1973), was a British flying ace in the First World War credited with twenty-eight victories....  more
  • 13

    David Niven

    Television producer, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 73 (1910-1983)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    James David Graham Niven (; 1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg...  more

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  • 14

    AgeDec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-born British actor. He received a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, as well as an Academy Award for...  more

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  • 15

    Ian Khama



    BirthplaceChertsey, United Kingdom

    Serêtsê Khama Ian Khama (born 27 February 1953) is a Tswana former military officer and retired politician who served as the fourth President of the Republic of Botswana from 1 April 2008 to 1 April...  more
  • 16


    BirthplaceDoha, Qatar

    Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني‎; born 1 January 1952) is a member of the ruling Al Thani Qatari royal family. He...  more
  • 17

    Yakubu Gowon



    BirthplaceKanke, Nigeria

    General Yakubu "Jack" Dan-Yumma Gowon (born 19 October 1934) is the former head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He ruled during the deadly Nigerian...  more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 56 (1916-1973)

    Sir Richard Christopher Sharples (6 August 1916 – 10 March 1973) was a British politician and Governor of Bermuda who was shot dead by assassins linked to a small militant Bermudian Black Power...  more
  • 19

    AgeDec. at 79 (1878-1957)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (; 24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957), was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the...  more
  • 20

    AgeDec. at 88 (1918-2007)

    BirthplaceHatfield, Hertfordshire, England

    George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, (4 April 1918 – 22 February 2007) was a British politician, diplomat and businessman. Lord Jellicoe was the only son but sixth and youngest...  more
  • 21

    David Croft

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 89 (1922-2011)

    BirthplaceSandbanks, United Kingdom

    Major David John Croft, (born David John Andrew Sharland; 7 September 1922 – 27 September 2011) was an English writer, producer and director. David Croft is particularly noted for producing and...  more
  • 22

    Murray Walker

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceHall Green, United Kingdom

    Graeme Murray Walker, (born 10 October 1923) is an English semi-retired motorsport commentator and journalist. He provided television commentary of live Formula 1 coverage for the BBC between 1976...  more
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    George Tupou V (Tongan: Siaosi Tupou, full name: Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho Tupou; 4 May 1948 – 18 March 2012) was the King of Tonga from the death of his father Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV in...  more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 68 (1836-1905)

    BirthplaceLincolnshire, United Kingdom

    Captain Frederick Wollaston Hutton, FRS, (16 November 1836 – 27 October 1905) was an English-New Zealand scientist who applied the theory of natural selection to explain the origins and nature of the...  more
  • 25

    Josh Lewsey

    Military Officer


    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    Owen Joshua Lewsey MBE (born 30 November 1976) is an English former rugby union player who represented England and the British and Irish Lions. Lewsey is a former British Army Officer....  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and be of some renown.