Ironing Board SundayThe Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commissioning Course is a 44-week rite of passage that potential British Army officers must pass before they are trusted to lead soldiers. I had the honour (sometimes unwanted) of going through Sandhurst a decade ago, and it left an indelible impression. By following the Officer Cadets of Commissioning Course 172, I tried to capture the transition from recent students to military leaders. What I tried hardest to capture was the bonds formed between strangers who, by year's end, would become friends for life. Having lived through it myself, I knew what they were going to go through before they did, that made making images of it logistically easier but emotionally much harder.
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