Special Trust and Confidence: The Making of an Officer, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Special Trust and Confidence

The Making of an Officer, 1st Edition

By Cathy Downes


284 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138996403
pub: 2016-07-18
Hardback: 9780714633541
pub: 1991-03-28
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315035376
pub: 2013-11-26
from $25.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


This is an examination and an analysis of the systems of recruitment, selection, education and training for junior officers in the British Armed Forces. It is a study based around four core institutions: The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, The Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the Department of Initial Officer Training, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell and the Officers Training Wing, Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, Lympstone. The conclusions reveal the enduring dilemmas involved in the preparation of officer aspirants for entry to the British military profession.

Table of Contents

Dr Cathy Downes has produced a very useful academic but readable book, which all those involved in the business of officer training and education ought to study. The Naval Review

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security