Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
RMAWoolwich.jpg
The New Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in use 1806 to 1939
Active 1741 - 1939
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Training
Role Officer Training
Garrison/HQ Woolwich, London

The Royal Military Academy (RMA) at Woolwich, in south-east London, was a British Army military academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers. It later also trained officers of the Royal Corps of Signals and other technical corps.

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History

The Royal Military Academy Woolwich was founded in 1741: it was intended to provide an education and produce "good officers of Artillery and perfect Engineers".[1] RMA Woolwich was commonly known as "The Shop" because its first building was a converted workshop of the Woolwich Arsenal.[2]

A larger building was specially designed for the Royal Military Academy by James Wyatt, built between 1796 and 1805 and opened for use the following year.[3]

Notable teachers at Woolwich included Frederick Augustus Abel, Peter Barlow, Samuel Hunter Christie, Adair Crawford, George Greenhill, Percy MacMahon, Paul Sandby and James Joseph Sylvester.

The Royal Military Academy Woolwich closed in 1939 and in 1947 the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was formed on the site of the former Royal Military College at Sandhurst (which had previously only trained officers for the Infantry and Cavalry) with the objective of providing officer training for all arms and services.[4]

Durkan Group bought the Woolwich site by public tender in 2006.[3] The Woolwich buildings have since been converted and extended into 334 houses and apartments, including 150 for a housing association.[3]

Commandants

Commandants have included:[5]

The Old Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in use 1741 to 1806 - a former workshop
  • 1912-1914 Brigadier-General Arthur Holland
  • 1914-1918 Major-General William Cleeve
  • 1918-1920 Major-General Geoffrey White
  • 1920-1924 Major-General Webb Gillman
  • 1924-1926 Major-General Ronald Charles
  • 1926-1930 Major-General Hugo De Pree
  • 1930-1934 Major-General Cyril Wagstaff
  • 1934-1938 Major-General Arthur Goschen
  • 1938-1939 Major-General Philip Neame

See also

Category:Woolwich graduates

References

Coordinates: 51°28′30″N 0°3′27″E / 51.475°N 0.0575°E / 51.475; 0.0575


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