Sandhurst in the Sand

30/03/2012

Great Britain is to take the lead in establishing a new officer training academy for the Afghan national army; in Qargha Kabul. The “Sandhurst in the Sand” project; will aid coalition efforts to hand over to Afghan forces by 2014. Around 75% of the mentoring will be provided by the British. UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said “As we look forward to 2014, our support to the Afghan forces will change to see the U.K. assisting in the delivery of high-quality training that meets their requirements to produce professional officers and leaders of their own.”