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For 44 weeks Prince Harry faced in RMA Sandhurst with unflinching determination the hardships and privations of military life. At the end of this period he admitted:
”Although it was tough, it was worthwhile!”
All of this is not so long ago. His youth races on. The rest of us, follow him, trying to figure out his destiny. Nobody is more fortunate than him! In order to defend this rich and honest personality, Harry has to work hard, and hopefully he will encourage other young people to follow in his footsteps.
He has a completely different quality to him now. Prince Harry has acquired the ability to anticipate events, intuitively. Now he can plug into the deep flow underlying the development of events, and empathize how others around him are feeling. All of this together with his thorough knowledge of military affairs will give him a great advantage in working for the
good of his people, and of the whole world.
His way of thinking has radically changed. His playful childhood and adolescence are now lost in the past as mere memories. Prince Harry has become a man! His intuition, his experience, his sensitivity allow him to identify himself with many elements of the outside world.
Prince Harry combines now so many qualities – mental vigor, a strong character, clear-sightedness, command of language, discipline, enthusiasm and willingness for self-sacrifice, sensuality and austerity combined in the one person. All of this is an expression of a unique, well-defined identity. He’s stated so many times that he can’t spend his life dreaming in the shadow of the century-old trees in Windsor Park. He wasn’t born to remain untouched by the events of this world.
His passage through this world may not be all that serene but he has an important task to accomplish. His destiny is to operate on the World stage and help people everywhere enjoy the values that have always been dear to our hearts. These are values which today are universally accepted.
We will gather the fruits of this work in the decades to come. We, who know him, suspect that his fame will live on from age to age to all eternity! He’s promised himself, that after graduation from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy he’ll always live life with a serious minded and analytical approach to things. In this endeavor he’ll be supported by the strength of his moral upbringing and his great desire to know the world and the love of his fellows.
Harry hopes to be part of the great pulse of humanity fully in contact with his times. This is a big world not confined by family, or by coming from a certain region or a particular country. The world in all its richness must be shared with the entire human species.
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Arriving at Sandhurst Harry felt that all around him a new world was taking shape. When he timidly entered the gate of RMA Sandhurst it seemed to him he was living out a dream to which his principles were opposed. He had to spend here 44 weeks.
He felt that his new status as a junior cadet would bring him new experiences and challenges. Little by little, in the first days of his military career, Harry gets acquainted with the strict hierarchy of the military, military ranks and positions, military language and terminology, the forms of address laid down by regulation. The schedule includes a period of adjustment to the life of a cadet, characterized by many individual duties which are not easy. For some, this period passes quickly, for others, it seems long.
During the five weeks of drills ( named “weeks of the inferno”) Harry learned many things. This was important for him. Training fortifies the spirit and exerts a good influence on any soldier. Training and life in the military develop the mind, cultivate emotions and responses, strengthen the will, mould the character and shape the temperament. Last but not least, they develop respect for values and symbols which Harry up to this point hadn’t fully appreciated.
During the Second Term’s classes, Harry began to get the feeling of what it was to be a cadet and he trained as much as he could in order to cope with it. His interest in military life sharpened his mind and developed his competitive spirit. The quality of an officer is acquired not only as a result of the training in the Shooting Range and in the Exercise Field, but also as a result of his classroom education. Here in the classroom, Harry understood that military life, with its specific demands, requires certain fundamental changes in the attitude and behavior of each cadet.
During the Third Term the educational background obliges him to display integrity, to make quick decisions and be fair. He has to assume responsibility for his actions. He has to demonstrate moral courage in all circumstances and inspire and drive his soldiers to attain their goals. He must respect and defend their honor and dignity and set an example as regards physical strength and endurance. If he can combine all of this, he can consider himself competent and he deserves respect. Otherwise, he will be a pale shadow of a genuine commander. He will fail at the first test whether that be in the garrison, or on the battlefield.
The second part of the book tells about the Expedition to Cyprus which is going to be such an adventure! This test is going to discover whether all of them have completed the metamorphosis that turns them into professional soldier.
Then, the moments of graduation and the Passing Out ceremony come.
Here, the journey ends.
The Cadet Life of Prince Harry (published by AuthorHouse), presents an intriguing light on the 44 weeks Prince Harry trained at RMA Sandhurst. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of Prince Harry’s adventures as a cadet, but It also presents the normal actions that will follow after graduation.
Prince Harry’s admittance to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has changed the rhythm of his life. The Prince, who had previously lived his own life, now has access to the universe and to spiritual life. Before Sandhurst he lived in isolation. Now he has a multiple existence. He used to live separated from the others, now he identifies himself with the others. His life used to be monotonous, now he experiences diversity of war.
We look at him and understand how much color and intensity exists in his present military life! Being part of an orderly life in Afghanistan, alongside his friends and colleagues! The hours of military training, the ones spent in the overseas battlefield make him have access to a polyphonic life, simultaneously embracing various levels of reality that the expansion of his spirit allows.
The pleasure of taking part in the interesting actions! It’s like watching an exciting movie, when you identify with its heroes and you experience their feelings, their joys and sorrows. It’s all a matter of the flight of the mind, of creating subjective undertones, of protracting the events to give them density and relief. In this way, time goes faster.
Prince Harry feels he has been here since the beginning of time. The strict garrison schedule has become his second nature. The military uniform is his most natural dress. He accepts all those who surround him as part of his life. Among them he feels at ease, safe and peaceful. Even the enemy is a little friendly. They are all part of a big family: The family of the soldiers fighting overseas!
After ten or fifteen years, memories start to lose their substance. And he will ask himself: “Did I really go through it? Was I really there?” And he will see himself mixed in those events he would definitely doubt it. Here he is now, facing pale, blurred memories of his own life before coming in the battlefield of Afghanistan. Without apparently heeding the way in which he is perceived by the world, he continues his journey through life, heading for the final target which destiny has in store for him. And we transmit him our thoughts and sympathy!
Now all of us understand: Prince Harry was born to be a brave warrior!
“The Cadet Life of Prince Harry” is an extraordinary story of effort, adjustment, courage and love that underscores the transformative power of military education. By reading it, you understand the happiness of trying to become immortal through what you do. At the end you will realize that the cadet life is a manly road full of hardships, of physical and intellectual efforts, that form you as a man.
There is one chance out of a hundred to get into RMA Sandhurst. Your road has led you here. You are going to learn the job of handling the weapons. You are going to dress the military uniform and you are going to do what you have to do. In fact, that’s what others expect of you! It is time we advanced on in our military career! Become officer cadets and so on.
Every day of a royal cadet is a different one. I know that usually, a cadet is not afraid of facing life. A cadet is anxious to prove himself. The excitement, the dangers, the difficulties of ling marches, carrying tens of pounds of equipment on his back, the problems of a complex life of a man does not intimidate a cadet. But, after ten hours of effort, a tired, but satisfied cadet, is eager to face the new obstacles life at RMA Sandhurst implies.
The purpose of drills is not related to cultivating his intelligence, but rather to cultivating his spirit. Spirit is sometimes mistaken for the conservation instinct. But they, the ones who are now in Sandhurst, know for sure that a day is going to come that each piece of knowledge, each skill they learned will produce results. This is in fact the goal of this period in the life of a junior cadet. His step becomes steadier, his look is firmer!
Then after a long period of drills, another one arrives: the classes. The classes, lectures in the theory of tactics, with evaluations at the end of each week enable you to acquire knowledge. Actually small steps in a cadet’s own transformation. They do not mean defeat if they are not perfectly prepared for an exam. But that is not a reason for self inflation either, they hope to one day impresses their instructors with their excellent answers.
A royal cadet compares the classes with a kind of ceremony. Each class has a special significance, and the way in which the participants manifest themselves has something of a ceremony. After each break, the cadets head for the lecture theaters. Some of them talk loudly, others silently check their papers and pens. When the instructor gets in, they stand up at the order. Then the instructor invites them to be seated. He usually starts with a joke or at least a remark that makes them smile.
And as the days go by, the courses become more and more interesting. There are also days in which the courses are followed by drills, and after many hours at the desk, action is welcome. Class by class, the amount of knowledge gets bigger and bigger and the cadets become easier to handle.
You can imagine Prince Harry among the royal cadets. He is hard-working. He tries to assimilate all the knowledge in his teachers’ lectures. He no longer feels insecure, he no longer spends his days in daydreaming. His feelings start to unfold. He becomes more friendly with his colleagues, and more confident. Time is beginning to shape the real character which inhabits the being of Prince Harry. A character towards who he goes with open arms. Every moment of self-discovery gives him a feeling of accomplishment.