Sandhurst success for soldier commissioned as officer and completing uni degree

Lieutenant Colonel John Baynham and 2Lt George Nisbit at Sandhurst.
Lieutenant Colonel John Baynham and 2Lt George Nisbit at Sandhurst.

A soldier from Princes Risborough has successfully passed out of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) during a parade in front of his friends and family.

Lance Corporal (LCpl) George Nisbit, 22, currently serves with 3rd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (3 PWRR) in Canterbury, the south east of England’s Army Reserve infantry Battalion.

2Lt George Nisbit among soldiers on passing out parade at Sandhurst.

2Lt George Nisbit among soldiers on passing out parade at Sandhurst.

He has been with the battalion for three and a half years located at Headquarters Company which has allowed him to continue with his studies at university in Canterbury.

In 2013, George successfully attended, completed and passed top of his Potential Junior Non Commissioned Officer Cadres course. He then took a year out from serving with the battalion to travel to America as part of his university course. On his homecoming last summer he returned to the battalion and received his promotion.

Since then, after expressing his intention to commission in the autumn of 2014, George has been at RMAS and has worked hard to complete the requirements of the Officer Training Corps and pass his Officer Selection Boards to become a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant (2Lt).

George has devoted time to completing the work required to commission as an officer and also split his time, ensuring that he completed his university studies - all of which has paid off as he successfully completed his university degree and has just graduated.

2Lt Nisbit said: “This is a huge accomplishment, I am extremely proud of my achievement, to pass out of Sandhurst as a Commissioned Officer on top of graduating from university, this really is a perfect way to end what has been a demanding year.”

As a Commissioned Officer, 2Lt George Nisbit will continue his military career, transferring to A Company and taking command of 1 Platoon 3 PWRR.