About Us

The Sandhurst Trust is the official charity and alumni community of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Originally set up in 2003 to promote leadership of the Royal Military Academy, the Sandhurst Trust subsequently expanded its reach in 2014 to satisfy the need for a support network for officer cadets, serving and retired Army officers.

As the only organisation linking all serving and former Army Officer, the Sandhurst Trust alumni community is built on a common bond of loyalty, trust and belonging.

We work with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to:

  • Promote esprit de corps and the Army’s approach to leadership through our Alumni community.
  • Sustain RMAS ethos
  • Provide welfare support to officer cadets, RMAS staff & families and the wider Army Officer community.
  • Preserve the critical heritage of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Through membership fees, donations, shop sales and events we generate income both to sustain the charity and achieve the above missions.


The Sandhurst Trust, whilst located at Sandhurst, is independent of both the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Ministry of Defence and answers to its trustees under charity law.

We are registered with both The Confederation of Service Charities ( Cobseo) and Fundraising Regular and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance to ensure full transparency in how we operate.

We are fully compliant with all relevant UK charity legislation and regulatory frameworks.

Our Objectives:

Advancing the education of serving members of the armed forces and of the general public in the fields of leadership and management and the training of effective managers and leaders in civil and military life.

The Trust's core support comes from: the  Alumni of Sandhurst, both British and International Graduates, Regular and Reserve,  Serving and Retired; and those with an interest in the promotion of leadership and management skills in both the military and civilian arenas.

The Trust, whilst located at Sandhurst, is independant of both Sandhurst and the Ministry of Defence and answers to its trustees under charity law.

The Sandhurst Trust provides assistance to Officer cadets during training.

The Sandhurst Trust also provides welfare grants to serving and retired army officers through partnership with the Officers' Association. 

Further information about our recent work can be found on our news page.


Vaughan Kent-Payne

Telephone: 01276 412838

Sue Hatton

Membership Secretary (& Reunions)
Telephone: 01276 412000

Jenny Richards

Finance Secretary
Telephone: 01276 412000

Liz Matravers

Retail Manager
Telephone: 01276 412000

Andie Carpenter

Events Manager - Private/Corporate & Commissioning Ball
Telephone: 01276 412000

Louise Martin

Events Coordinator - Tours & Commandant's Parade
Telephone: 01276 412000

Trustees & Patrons

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa


Major General Zac Stenning OBE

Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and ex officio Chairman of Trustees

Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Simon Mayall KBE CB

A co-opted trustee and Deputy Chairman.

Col Rob Alston MBE

Chief of Staff HQ RMAS Group and an ex officio trustee

Brigadier (Retired) Ian Thomas

Director of Studies of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and an ex officio trustee

Mr Richard Anderson

A co-opted trustee

Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Bartlett

A co-opted trustee

Mr Bill Gornall King

A co-opted trustee

Miss Jules James

A co-opted trustee

Mr Tim Sherwood

A co-opted Trustee

Mr Patrick Smith

A co-opted trustee

Mr Sean Taylor

A co-opted trustee