Pakistan Army Cadets Trained at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema, Retd (2nd SSC)

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The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is the British Army officers’ initial training centre located adjacent to the village of Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK, about 55 km southwest of London. Some cadets also come from overseas, having been chosen by their own country’s Army to train at the world-famous Academy.The present Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was founded in 1947 with the merger of two institutions: the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

 Sandhurst,  Sandhurst, UKThe Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK - Old College building

The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK - New College buildings.

Victory College building of The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK

The Sword of Honour is awarded to the British Army Officer Cadet considered overall, the best of the course. The Queen’s Medal is awarded to the British Army Officer Cadet who achieves the highest scores in military, practical and academic studies. The Duke of Westminster’s Sword is awarded to the officer cadet considered overall, the best of the Army Reserve Commissioning Course.

The Overseas Sword (which is quite different from the Overall Sword of Honour) is awarded to a cadet from a foreign army considered to be the best in each course. The award was previously known as “The Commandant’s Cane” and later “The Overseas Cane”. Some years ago an Arab country presented a SWORD for the best overseas cadet, which then replaced “THE COMMANDANT’S CANE”. Irrespective of the fact, whether it is a CANE or a SWORD, many Pakistani cadets have won this honour for Pakistan.

The BEST cadets from a number of PMA Courses were selected and sent to Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. This selection was usually completed before the end of the Second Term at Kakul. They were graded as the BEST cadets of their respective Courses and there are some stellar performances by these Pakistani cadets at Sandhurst of which Pakistan and PMA Kakul can be proud.

In this Post the names of all Pakistani cadets will be included who have undergone training in this prestigious Academy

 Syed Isikander Ali Mirza (1899-1969) Date of Commission, 16 July 1920: Parent unit: 33 Cavalry (Soon amalgamated to form 17 Poona Horse).
Alma Mater: Elphinstone College, Bombay (India).
He was the first Indian graduate from Sandhurst and was commissioned on July 16, 1920. Officers destined for Indian army spent their first year with a British battalion. Mirza was posted to Second Battalion of Scottish Rifles. He was the first Indian officer to serve with British on equal basis and this caused uproar in some circles. The issue caused a prolonged struggle among Indian army brass, Viceroy’s Army Council, War Office in London and Secretary of State of India. This dragged on for six months and finally Mirza was able to join the British battalion in January 1921. After a year with British battalion, Mirza joined his parent regiment 17 Poona Horse (he joined 33 Cavalry but around the same time reorganization of Indian army was under way and 33 Cavalry and 34 Cavalry were amalgamated to form 17 Poona Horse). He only remained with his regiment for four years and transferred to Indian Political Service (IPS) in August 1926. He later became  the last Governor General (7 Aug 1955 – 23 March 1956) and  the first President of Pakistan (23 March 1956 – 27 October 1958).
Though he did not serve in Pakistan Army, his name is included here as he was President of Pakistan.

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Photos of Iskander Mirza

PA-1 Gen Muhammed Akbar Khan. He was the first Muslim General of British Army & later Pakistan Army. He was not Sandhurst graduate.

PA-2 Faiz Mohammad Khan (15 Oct 199- ?? ) Date of Commission, 14 July 1921: Parent unit 16th Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: ???
He retired as Brig.

Sahibzada Mohammad Khurshid (1901-   ) Date of Commission, 31 Aug 1922: Parent unit: 1st battalion 14th Punjab Regt (Now 5 Punjab).
Alma Mater: ???
He was commissioned a 2/Lt on to the Unattached List for the Indian Army on 31 August 1922. He was attached to the 2nd battalion, the Cameronians as of 12 October 1922  as all new Indian Army officers did a year attached to a British Regiment in India. He was admitted to the Indian Army and posted to the 1st battalion 14th Punjab Regiment (Now 5 Punjab; Sherdils) on 23 October 1923. He was the first Indian to be commissioned in Sherdils.
He was transferred to the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India on 30 June 1927.
He was the first Pakistani Governor of the NWFP (now KPK) from 16 July 1949 to 14 January 1950. For almost two years after independence, Pakistan continued to have British governors until the appointment of Sahibzada Khurshid. He was a competent bureaucrat because of which his spotless character as well brought him in the good books of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and thus earned him the highest nomination in KPK.
Though he did not serve in Pakistan Army, his name is included here as he was the first Pakistani Governor of the NWFP.

The RMA Sandhurst, UK - Sahibzada Mohammad Khurshid, Graduated on 31 August 1922

PA-3 Mohammad Ishfakul Majid (17 March 1903 – 31 March 1976) Date of Commission, 27 Aug 1924: Parent unit: 4/19 Hyderabad.
Alma Mater: ???
He was the senior most Assamese Muslim officer of the British Indian Army and later Pakistani Army. He was tried during Rawalpindi Conspiracy, was honourably acquitted, later resigned.
Resigned as Maj Gen.

PA-4 Khairuddin Mohammad Idris (1905-1976) Date of Commission, 03 Sep 1925: Parent unit: 16 Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: ??? School, Hyderabad Deccan (India).
KM Idris was the first Muslim officer to attend Staff Course at Quetta in 1936 (or 1938?).
At the time of Partition on 14 August 1947, Pakistan had only one Armoured Brigade (3rd Armoured Brigade) and he was its first Commander.
He was an excellent Polo player.
Retired as Brig.
Photos Contributed by Lt Col Shuaib Idris (47th PMA), son of Brig KM Idris.

 PA-4 Brig K.M. Idris, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Graduate of 03 September 1925

 Brig Gul Mawaz, Brig KM Idris, Brig Masood Ali Baig aka 'Hesky' Baig and Col Umar Khan, 1953

PA-5 Malik Fazal-ur Rahman Kallue (??) Date of Commission, 29 Jan 1927: Parent unit: 5/5 MLI (5th Battalion of 5th Marhatta Light Infantry).
He was later transferred to 5th Battalion of the 8th Punjab Regt (It became 5 Baloch in the 1956 re-org of the Pakistan Army).
Alma Mater: ???
In March 1947, he became the first Indian Commanding Officer of 5th Battalion of the 8th Punjab Regt.
He was the second Pakistani Military Secretary (MS) at GHQ (the first Pakistani MS was PA-11 Lt Gen Nasir Ali Khan).
He also served as President of the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB).
His is son of Risaldar Major Abdul Rehman who served with 15th Lancers during the First World War. For his distinguished services and devotion to duty he was awarded the Order of British India (OBI).
F.R. Kallue’s son, PA-3903 Shams-ur-Rahman Kallue (5th PMA), was a Lt Gen.
F.R. Kallue retired as Brig.
Photo contributed by Hamid Hussain.

PA-5 Brig Fazal-ur Rahman Kallue, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of  29 January 1927

PA-6 Raja Mohammad Afzal Janjua (??) Date of Commission, 29 Jan 1927: Parent unit: 2/1 Punjab.
Alma Mater: ???
After the Independence, he was the first CO of 1st Bn 1st Punjab Regt (It was FM Auchinleck’s regiment).
His son Farook Nawaz Janjua (30th PMA) won Sword of Honour in PMA and got SJ in 1965 War.
Retired as Brig.

PA-7 Nawabzada Agha Muhammad Raza ( ??  ) Date of Commission, 29 Jan 1927: Parent unit: 1/7 Rajput Regt.
Alma Mater: ???
He was the first Pakistani Adjutant General (AG).
Retired as Maj Gen.

PA-8 Ahmad Jan (12 Oct 1905 – 1978) Date of Commission, 29 Jan 1927: Parent unit: 7th Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: ???
He is son of Brig Sir Hissam ud Din Khan and grandson of legendary Col Sir Muhammad Aslam Khan of Khyber Rifles fame.
His brother PA-13 Khalid Jan was also commissioned from Sandhurst on 30 August 1928. Probably they are the only two brothers who got commission from Sandhurst and served in Pakistan Army.
In August 1947, he commanded First Battalion of 14th Punjab Regiment (now 5 Punjab). In 1950, he took command of Frontier Corps as first Pakistani Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC), NWFP, 1950-51.
Was awarded MBE in World War 2.
Retired as Brig.
Photo contributed by Wing Comd Ahmed Shah Jan.

 PA-8 Brigadier Sardar Ahmed Jan, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of  29 January 1927

PA-9 Afif Khan (??) Date of Commission, 31 Aug 1933??: Parent unit: 1/7th Rajput.
Alma Mater: ???
He commanded the 5th Battalion of The Frontier Force Rifles (now 10 FF) during Kashmir Operations of 1948.
His son Azhar Afif Khan (10 PMA) is also a graduate of RMA Sandhurst.
Retired as Col.

PA-10 Muhammad Ayub Khan (1907-1974) Date of Commission, 02 Feb 1928: Parent unit: 1/14 Punjab (Now 5 Punjab).
Alma Mater: Aligarh Muslim University.
His father was a Risaldar Major in the British Indian Army. After completing his primary education, he got enrolled in the Aligarh Muslim University but left his studies incomplete and was accepted in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and  was inducted as a commissioned officer in 1928 in the British Indian Army. At the Partition, Ayub Khan was one of those senior Muslims officers who opted for Pakistan. He was among the ten most senior officers of Pakistan. In 1951 he became the first native C-in-C of Pakistan, succeeding General Douglas Gracey. He was appointed the C-in-C not on behalf of his seniority rather on the perception that he was totally an apolitical military officer.
Later events proved that perception to be wrong. He assumed power through the 1958 coup d’état, becoming the Pakistan’s first Chief Martial Law Administrator. Later he served as the second President of Pakistan until a popular uprising brought down his regime in 1969.
His son Gohar Ayub Khan (15th PMA) is also a graduate of Sandhurst.
Retired as a Gen/Field Marshal.

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Photos of General Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan

PA-11 Nasir Ali Khan (??) Date of Commission 02 Feb 1928: Parent unit: 1/7 Rajput.
Alma Mater: ???
He was the first Pakistani Military Secretary (MS), Quarter Master General (QMG) and Chief of Staff (COS).
Retired as Lt Gen.
Photo contributed by Hamid Hussain.

PA-11 Lt Gen Nasir Ali Khan, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of  2 February 1928

PA-12 Jamaldar Khan Orakzai (1908-25 Dec 1982) Date of Commission, 30 Aug 1928: Parent unit: 1/14 Punjab.
Alma Mater: ???
He was elected to Parliament in Dec 1970 and held his seat for the next seven years.
He was Minister for Kashmir & Northern Areas (1973-76 & March 1981-25 Dec 1982).
While making a speech at Islamabad on 25 Dec 1982 marking the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam, he had a heart attack and died in the hospital the same day.
Retired as Maj Gen.

Maj Gen Jamaldar Khan Orakzai - RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1928

PA-13 Khalid Jan (31 Dec 1906- ??) Date of Commission, 30 Aug 1928: Parent unit: 16th Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: ???
He is son of Brig Sir Hissam ud Din Khan and grandson of legendary Col Sir Muhammad Aslam Khan of Khyber Rifles fame.
His brother PA-8 Ahmad Jan was also commissioned from Sandhurst on 29 January 1927. Probably they are the only two brothers who got commission from Sandhurst and served in Pakistan Army.
In October 1947, he was the first Pakistani to command First Battalion of 12th Frontier Force Regiment (now 3 FF).
Retired as Lt Col.
Photo contributed by Wing Comd Ahmed Shah Jan.

PA-13 Lt Col Khalid Jan, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 30 August 1928

PA-14 Nazir Ahmad (??) Date of Commission, 01 Sep 1932: Parent unit: 6/13 FFR.
Alma Mater: ???
Commanded the 9th Frontier Division during Kashmir War 1948.
He was involved in Rawalpindi Conspiracy 1951 and was dismissed from the service.
Retired as Maj Gen.

PA-15 Mohammed Yousuf Khan Afridi (15 Oct 1908-1981) Date of Commission, 31 Jan 1929: Parent unit: 7th Light Cavalry.
After the obligatory attachment with a British Unit, he was posted to 7th Light Cavalry.  During World War 2, he was transferred  to 18th Cavalry, and briefly commanded 18th Cavalry in 1947 before transferring to the Pakistan Army.
Alma Mater: Islamia High School, Peshawar and R.I.M.C. (Prince of Wales, Royal Indian Military College), Dehra Dun (India).
He was affectionately called “Joe” by his friends.
Son of Khan Bahadur Sharbat Khan CIE.
He raised and commanded 12 Div. Also served as GOC 7 Div, 9 Div and 14 Div. He holds the record of commanding four different infantry divisions.
Also served as CGS (Chief of General Staff), 1951-53.
He was an excellent horseman, one of the best polo players of his time. He was also a very successful diplomat after his army career. Appointed as High Commissioner to Australia, starting a diplomatic career which lasted for twenty years, serving in Canberra, London (twice) Kabul, Switzerland and Portugal.
He was also the first Colonel Commandant of the Armoured Corps.
His son Asif Khan Afridi (16th PMA) is also a graduate of Sandhurst.
Retired as Lt Gen.

The RMA Sandhurst, UK - Mohammed Yousuf Khan Afridi, Graduated on 31 January 1929

Mohammad Iftikhar Khan (1907-1949) Date of Commission, 29 Aug 1929: Parent unit: 7th Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: ???
He was commissioned a 2/Lt on the Unattached List for the Indian Army on 29 August 1929. He then spent a year on attachment to the 2nd battalion the Manchester Regiment . He was posted to the 7th Light Cavalry and joined the Indian Army on 16 October 1930.
He was the younger brother of PA-1 Maj Gen Mohammad Akbar Khan, who was the first Muslim to be commissioned as an officer on 01 Dec 1919).
He was promoted to Maj Gen and on 1 January 1948 assumed the command of 10 Division.
He had been nominated to become the first native Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of the Pakistan Army after General Douglas David Gracey’s retirement. However, he died in Pakistan Airways’ Dakota crash at Jang Shahi near Karachi on the night 11/12 December 1949, along with Brig Sher Khan and 24 others before he could assume the post. He was on his way to Karachi to proceed to England for a course at the Imperial Defence College, Camberley, UK.
He had no PA number, as the allotment of PA numbers of officers was carried out later in Jan 1950.
He was a Maj Gen.

The RMA Sandhurst, UK -  Mohammad Iftikhar Khan, 29 August 1929

PA-16 Mohammad Azam Khan (1908-1994) Date of Commission, 29 Aug 1929: Parent unit: 4/19 Hyderabad (4th Battalion of 19 Hyderabad Regt).
He was attached for a year to the Rifle Brigade and served in different positions for nearly eleven years with the 4th Battalion of 19 Hyderabad Regt.
Alma Mater: R.I.M.C. (Prince of Wales, Royal Indian Military College), Dehra Dun (India).
He, as Garrison Commander of Lahore, was appointed Martial Law Administrator on 6 March 1953 when Governor General Ghulam Mohammad called upon the army to bring the anti-Ahmadiya movement under control. He successfully restored law and order situation in Lahore and Martial law was lifted on 14 May 1953.
He was the first commander of I Corps when it was raised on 1 July 1957 at Abbottabad.
He was one of the three senior generals of the Pakistan Army who helped Ayub Khan in staging his coup d’etat and declaring Martial Law in 1958.
He was appointed Federal Minister ( in charge of the Department of Refugee Rehabilitation) on 28 Oct 1958.
He also served as the Governor of East Pakistan province (15 April 1960-May 1962). He resigned from the post of Governor following a difference of opinion with President Ayub Khan on the issue of Basic Democracy system and other political issues.
He later joined politics and supported Fatima Jinnah in the presidential election (held on 2 January 1965). After her defeat in the election, Azam Khan announced his retirement from politics.
Retired as Lt Gen.
Photo courtesy: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Mohammad Azam Khan (Later Lt Gen), Graduated from the RMA Sandhurst, UK, on 29 August 1929

PA-17 Sheikh Mohammad Afzal (??) Date of Commission, 28 Jan 1932: Parent unit: 5/6 Rajput Rifles.
Alma Mater: ???
Retired as Maj Gen.

PA-18 Mian Hayaud Din (2 Jul 1910-20 May 1965) Date of Commission, 28 Jan 1932: Prent Unit: 4/12 Frontier Force Regiment, (Now 6 FF).
Alma mater: Edwardes Mission School Peshawar and Islamia College Peshawar.
In 1950, on promotion as Maj Gen, he was appointed as the first non-British officer to command 7 Division (Golden Arrow), then located in Rawalpindi. In 1951, he personally arrested Maj Gen Akbar Khan (another Sandhurst graduate), then Chief of General Staff and ring-leader of Rawalpindi Conspiracy.
He also served as CGS (Chief of General Staff), 1953-55.
He was Col Commandant of FF (8 May 1954-6 May 1956).
He was the most decorated officer of the Pakistan Army, and the only Officer ever to have been decorated by the Governments of Britain. France, Pakistan and the USA.
He was awarded Military Cross in Burma Sector for his bravery in an operation on the night 28 Feb /01 March 1945.
In 1945, he was selected by General Gracey to receive the sword of surrender from the Commander-in-Chief of Japanese forces in French Indo-China (later Vietnam) theatre of operations. For his distinguished conduct and gallantry in assisting French forces, he was awarded the Cross of Commandeur of the Légion d’Honneur, by the French Government.
In 1948, he was commanding Bannu Brigade and fought against India in Poonch sector in Kashmir winning gallantry award of Hilal-e-Jurat.
In July 1955, he was posted to Washington DC as Chief of the Pakistan Military Mission. Upon his departure from Washington in Sep 1960 as Dean of the Corps of Military Attaches, he was awarded the Legion of Merit by the Eisenhower Administration. This is the highest decoration that can be bestowed by the US Government upon a foreign military officer.
After the retirement, he served as DG, Bureau of Mineral Resources, the first MD of OGDC (Oil & Gas Development Corporation) and Chairman NPT (National Press Trust).
On 20 May 1965, as Chairman of the National Press Trust (NPT), he was leading a delegation of Pakistani journalists and tourism/travel executives to Cairo on PIA’s inaugural flight PK 705 when the aircraft crashed while landing at Cairo. His remains, along with other victims, were buried in a special graveyard at Cairo.
Retired as Maj Gen.
Photo courtesy: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

The RMA Sandhurst, UK - Mian Hayaud Din, Graduated on 28 January 1932

Maj Gen Mian Hayaud Din Chairman of the National Press Trust - Died in an air crash near Cairo on 20 May 1965

PA-19 Khan Ata Mohammad Khan Daha (??) Date of Commission, 28 Jan 1932: Parent unit: 1/14 Punjab.
Alma Mater: R.I.M.C. (Prince of Wales, Royal Indian Military College), Dehra Dun (India).
Retired as Brig.

PA-20 Nawabzada Agha K. Raza (22 January 1910-) Date of Commission, 28 Jan 1932Parent unit: 3 Cavalry.
Served as Major with 16th Light Cavalry in Burma during World War 2.
Commanded Guides Cavalry (FF) from Nov 1947 to Nov 1948.
Retired as Brig.

Mohammad Sher Khan (??- 12 Dec 1949) Date of Commission, 01 Sep 1932: Parent unit: 6th Battalion of 13th Frontier Force Rifles (Now 1 FF Regt).
Alma Mater: ???
He is son of Sub Maj Khanezaman Khan who fought in France during the First World War with the 4th Battalion, 12th Frontier Force Rifles.
Sher Khan got MC (Military Cross) during Second World War.
He was the first Director of Military Intelligence (DMI). He held the post of DMI for six months and then appointed as Director Military Operations (DMO).
He was also the first DMO of Pakistan Army.
He died in an air crash along with Maj Gen Mohammad Iftikhar Khan and 24 others at Jang Shahi on 12 December 1949 whilst on the way to the USA. He was approved for the rank of Maj Gen. He was detailed to tour the USA. On return from his tour, he was to take over command of 7th Division. In early 1948, the Defence Secretary, Iskander Ali Mirza along with Maj Gen Iftikhar Khan had visited Washington in an effort to obtain military assistance. Sher Khan’s intended trip was a follow up of this earlier visit.
He had no PA number, as the allotment of PA numbers of officers was carried out later in Jan 1950.
He was a Brig but his promotion was confirmed after his death and his widow drew pension of a Maj Gen.

PA-21 Khalid Masoud Sheikh (??) Date of Commission, 01 Sep 1932: Parent unit: 4/12 FFR (now 6 FF). He commanded 13 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
He was Col Commandant of FF (01 Oct 1957- 30 June 1962).
He was appointed Federal Minister in October 1958.
Served as Chairman CDA (Capital Development Authority) from 30 Dec 1967 to 15 March 1970.
Retired as Lt Gen.

Lt Gen Khalid Masoud Sheikh - RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1932

PA-22 Massaud Khan aka “Tommy Masud” (??) Date of Commission, 01 Sep 1932: Parent unit: 7th Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: R.I.M.C. (Prince of Wales, Royal Indian Military College), Dehra Dun (India).
He was affectionately called “Tommy Masud” by his friends. He was the first Muslim CO of 11 Cav in 1947. He spearheaded move towards Srinagar in 1948 with his Stuarts armoured cars without clearance from GHQ.
“Tommy Masud” thrashed a British officer (Commandant Punjab Centre) at Jhelum Club in 1948. He was then thrown into the swimming pool by 11 Cav officers. Being a Sandhurst graduate and with a King’s Commission, action could not be taken as it required assent of the king.
Retired as Brig.
Photo contributed by Lt Col Salman Aslam, Retd (2nd SSC).

Brig Massaud Khan ('Tommy Masud') - RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1932

PA-23 Adam Khan Babar (1910-1973) Date of Commission, 01 Sep 1932: Parent unit: 2/1 Punjab.
Alma Mater: ???
He is still known in the Pakistan Army for his strong personality and principles. He was also appointed as the head of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). He was a recipient of the Military Cross, a British Military decoration, for “acts of exemplary gallantry”.
His son Farouk Adam (28th PMA) is also a graduate of Sandhurst.
Retired as Maj Gen.

PA-24 Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi (13 May 1913-29 May 2002) Date of Commission, 31 Aug 1933: Parent unit: 7th Light Cavalry.
Alma Mater: Aitchison College, Lahore and R.I.M.C. (Prince of Wales, Royal Indian Military College), Dehra Dun (India).
He commanded Pakistan’s 14 (Parachute) Brigade during the 1947 Kashmir War in which action he was awarded the first Hilal-i-Jurat of Pakistan.
He also served as CGS (Chief of General Staff), 1955-57.
He was Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Malaysia (1959-63) and Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1963-66??) with concurrent accreditation to Bulgaria and Greece.
He was a member of Pakistan’s Polo team for many years and Captain of the All Malaysia Polo team for six years and President of the Malaysian Polo Association (1959-63).
He served in the cabinet of Gen Yahya Khan as Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Affairs (1969-71).
He was Vice Chairman of Board of Governors of Aitchison College and the co-founder and Chairman of the Governing Body of Viqar-un-Nisa Women’s College, Rawalpindi.
His son, Isfandyar Ali Khan Pataudi, AC (63 PMA) is a serving Maj Gen who won Sword of Honour in PMA.
Retired as Maj Gen.
First two photos courtesy: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi.

Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi - Graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 31 Aug 1933

PA-25 Akbar Khan (1912-1993) Date of Commission, 01 Feb 1934: Parent unit: 6/13 Frontier Force Rifles (Now 1 FF Regt).
Alma Mater: Islamia College, Peshawar.
He was commissioned from Sandhurst in February 1934 and joined a British Regiment (Hampshire Regiment). He was later posted to the 13 Frontier Force Rifles, part of the Indian Army (Now 1 FF Regt of Pakistan Army).
He won DSO (Distinguished Service Order) in 2nd World War.
He is most known as the Brigadier-in-Charge in Kashmir during Indo-Pak War of 1947 and was given the code name “General Tariq”.
Akbar Khan was against the acceptance of the ceasefire in Kashmir when he was only four hours away from capturing Srinagar. The constraints under which Akbar Khan had to conduct the battle in Kashmir made him a very frustrated and dissatisfied man. By nature he was extremely brave and, in fact, rather rash. He was also very ambitious. All these qualities and tendencies combined to propel him towards conjuring up a plan to remove the Liaquat Government by means of a coup d’état in 1951 but the coup ( known as the Rawalpindi Conspiracy) attempt failed and he was apprehended. He was tried by a special tribunal and got 12 years imprisonment.
He was a Maj Gen.

The RMA Sandhurst, UK - Akbar Khan, Graduated on 01 February 1934

PA-26 Muhammad Abdul Latif Khan (?? ) Date of Commission, 01 Feb 1934: Parent unit: 1/7 Rajput.
Alma Mater: Prince of Wales Royal Military College (PWRMC) at Dehra Dun.
He was admitted in RMAS on 02 Sep 1932 and left on 19 Dec 1933. He received a commission on the Unattached List, Indian Army on 01 Feb 1934.
In Nov 1945, he was awarded MBE and later, he was also awarded Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
He was appointed the first director of Military Intelligence in July 1948.
He was the first Muslim Commandant of Command & Staff College Quetta (Aug 1954 to July 1957).
In Oct 1958, when Lt Gen Muhammad Musa was appointed C-in-C, he and PA-24 Maj Gen Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi were superseded and retired.
Retired as Maj Gen.
Photo contributed by his nephew Abdul Hameed Khan.

Maj Gen Muhammad Abdul Latif Khan - RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 19 Dec 1933

PA-27 Saiyid Shahid Hamid (1910-1993) Date of Commission, 01 Feb 1934: Parent Unit: 3 Cavalry.
Alma Mater: Colvin Taluqdar School, Lucknow (India) and the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (India).
He went to Sandhurst in 1932 and received a commission on the Unattached List, Indian Army on 1 February 1934. He was attached to the 2nd battalion the Prince of Wales Volunteers (South Lancashire) regiment at Allahabad. On 12 March 1935 he was admitted to the Indian Army and joined 3 Cavalry. His seniority as a 2/Lt was antedated to 31 August 1933.
He was later transferred to the Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC). He opted for Pakistan and was the first Master General of Ordnance (MGO) of Pakistan Army. He was also the first Director General of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
He authored numerous books, notably the “Autobiography of a General” , “Courage is a Weapon”, “Early Years of Pakistan” and “So they Rode and Fought”. However, the most important book written by him was “Disastrous Twilight” which was the diary he kept from 1945 till 1947. This was the time he served as Private Secretary to Field Marshall Sir Claude Auchinleck, C-in-C of the Indian Army. In this book considerable doubt is cast on the impartiality and the integrity of the last Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten. That resulted in creating the chaos of the independence of Pakistan and India. This was done by manipulating the findings of the Radcliffe Boundary Award.
Retired as Maj Gen.
Photos contributed by his son Maj Gen Syed Ai Hamid (Retd), 39 PMA Long Course.

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Photos of Maj Gen Syed Shahid Hamid, Sandhurst Graduate

Captain Syed Shahid Hamid's ID Card, 1942 when he was Staff Captain, HQ Burma Army

Captain Syed Shahid Hamid's ID Card's Front Cover, 1942

8th PMA L/C: Mir Abad Hussain: Parent unit: 6 Lancers.
Alma Mater: Government College Lahore.
Also attended Mon’s Officer Cadet School Aldershot prior to joining RMA Sandhurst in March 1952.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ?? Aug 1953.
Intake: XI.
Training period: March 1952 to Aug 1953.
Appointment at Sandhurst: Corporal.
After the Partition, 8 PMA was the first course from which a cadet was sent to Sandhurst.
King Hussain of Jordan was also in Sandhurst with him. As ‘Hussain’ was the common name of both, the Jordan’s monarch was called ‘ Officer Cadet King Hussain’ and he was called ‘Officer Cadet Hussain’.
After the retirement, Mir Abad Hussain joined Foreign Service and was DG Europe & America. Later he served as Pakistan’s first ambassador in Brunei (1984-88) and Ambassador in Sri Lanka (1988-92).
He retired as Brig.
Photos contributed by Brig Mir Abad Hussain.

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Photos of Mir Abad Hussain (8th PMA), Sandhurst Graduate

Permanent Pass of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Permanent Pass of Mir Abad Hussain (8th PMA) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 1952

9th PMA L/C: Syed Sarfraz Ali (??- Dec 2015): Parent unit: 10 Baluch.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? 1954.
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1952 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He has also served in SSG.
He is the man behind Chaghi Tunnel. He was seconded to Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission where he served for over 15 years till his retirement.
He retired as Brig.
Photos contributed by Brig Majid Azim, Retd, 10 Baluch (3rd SSC).

Brig Syed Sarfraz Ali ex 9th PMA Long Course - RMA Sandhurst Graduate

yed Sarfraz Ali, 9th PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate

10th PMA L/C: Azhar Afif Khan (??-1961): Parent unit Guides Cavalry (FF).
Alma Mater: Burn Hall School, Abbottabad.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 6 Aug 1954.
Intake: 13
Training period: March 1953 to 6 Aug 1954.
Appointment at Sandhurst: JUO (Inkerman Company).
He is son of PA-9 Col Afif Khan who is also a graduate of RMA Sandhurst and got commission in (1927/1928???). It was the first instance of a father and a son of Pakistan Army who both got training in RMA Sandhurst.
He died in 1961 because of Hepatitis while he was posted at The Armoured Corps School (now called ‘The School of Armour and Mechanised Warfare’), Nowshera as Gunnery Instructor.
He was a Capt at the time of his death.
The following photo was taken at RMA Sandhurst in June 1953. Pakistan Army’s Pipe Band was attending Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in London. It also visited RMA. The piper was a great attraction because of his 18 inch mustache.
Photo contributed by Brig Mir Abad Hussain (8th PMA).

Azhar Afif Khan (10th PMA), Mir Abad Hussain (8th PMA) and Syed Sarfraz Ali (9th PMA) at RMA Sandhurst, June 1953

JUO Azhar Afif Khan in the following photo is sitting in the centre behind the Trophy.
The Bigger Size Photo can also be seen.
Photo contributed by William John Bartram (Sitting 2nd from the Left).

Afif Azhar Khan (10th PMA Long Course) at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst , UK

11th PMA L/C: Muhammad Sharif Kanwar. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1953 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
Retired as ???

12th PMA L/C: Imran Ullah Khan (03 Dec 1932-). Parent unit: 5 FF or 40 FF.
Alma Mater: Bishop Cotton School Simla (Now India), Lawrence College, Murree and Government College, Lahore.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: March 1954 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Major Saadullah Khan.
He served as Commandant PMA and as Adjutant General at GHQ.
Was Col Commandant of FF (24 May 1991-22 May 1995).
Also served as the Governor of Balochistan Province (19 May 1994 to 10 April 1997).
He retired as Lt Gen.

 Lt Gen Imran Ullah Khan,12th PMA Long Course, Sandhurst Graduate of 1955

13th PMA L/C: Syed Mustafa Anwar Husain: Parent unit 11 FF Regt.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1954 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He was the first ever overseas winner of The Queen’s Medal at Sandhurst Academy.
He was Pakistan’s Ambassador to Indonesia.
He retired as Maj Gen.
Photos contributed by Brig Yasub Dogar, Retd (35th PMA L/C).

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Photos of Maj Gen Syed Mustafa Anwer Husain, Sandhurst Graduate

14th PMA L/C: Gohar Ayub Khan (1937- ): Parent unit: 5 Punjab.
Alma Mater: St. Mary’s Cambridge School, Murree Road, Rawalpindi and Army Burn Hall School Abbottabad. He had joined Burn Hall in Srinagar and moved with the school to Abbottabad in 1947.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? 1956.
Intake: ??
Training period: March 1955 to ??? 1956.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Gen Ayub Khan (C-in-C and President of Pakistan). It was the second instance of a father and son of Pakistan Army who both got training in Sandhurst. Ayub Khan graduated from Sandhurst in 1928 while Gohar Ayub got commission in 1956. Gohar Ayub also served as his father’s ADC.
He resigned in 1962 and established a business conglomerate and entered in politics in 1974.
He was the Speaker of the National Assembly (04 Nov 1990 to 17 Oct 1993) and was also Foreign Minister of Pakistan (25 Feb 1997 to 07 Aug 1998).
He was a Capt when he resigned in 1962.
Photos contributed by Maj Javed Khan (36 PMA).

Pakistan Army Cadet trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst - Gohar Ayub Khan, 14 PMA Long Course

Pakistani Officer Cadet Gohar Ayub Khan (14 PMA Long Course) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1955

Gohar Ayub Khan and his father Gen Ayub Khan

15th PMA L/C: Asif Nawaz Janjua (1937-1993): Parent unit: 5 Punjab.
Alma mater: St. Mary’s Cambridge School, Murree Road, Rawalpindi.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 31 March 1957.
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1955 to 31 March 1957.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He was COAS (16 Aug 1991 to 8 Jan 1993) and died of cardiac arrest in January 1993 while he was still serving.
He was the 3rd Sandhurst Graduate to join 5 Punjab after Gen Ayub Khan (1928 Commission) and Capt (Retd) Gohar Ayub Khan (14 PMA) before him. Gohar Ayub Khan and Asif Nawaz Janjua were from two consecutive courses (14 & 15 PMA) who joined 5 Punjab.
Asif Nawaz Janjua was the 2nd Sandhurst Graduate to become COAS after Gen Ayub Khan.
He was a Gen when died in 1993.

Gen Asif Nawaz Janjua ,15th PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1957

16th PMA L/C: Asif Khan Afridi: Parent unit: 5 Horse (Probyn’s).
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: March 1956 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Lt Gen Mohammed Yousuf Khan Afridi (Affectionately called “Joe” by his friends) who is also a Graduate of Sandhurst (Commissioned in 1929). It was the third instance of a father and son of Pakistan Army who both got training in Sandhurst (first were Afif Khan and his son Azhar Afif Khan, and the second were Ayub Khan and his son Gohar Ayub).
Asif Khan Afridi has settled in Toronto, Canada.
He left Army early as Capt and worked in the private sector in commerce.
Photos contributed by Yousuf Afridi (son of Asif Afridi).

 Asif Khan Afridi, 16 PMA Long Course - Graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

Pakistan Army's Asif Khan Afridi (16th PMA Long Course) at Sandhurst

17th PMA L/C: Aftab Ahmed Khan: Parent unit: 1 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1956 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Brig Sher Khan who died in an air crash at Jang Shahi near Karachi in Dec 1949. His father also graduated from Sandhurst in 1932. After Afif Khan & Azhar Afif Khan (10 PMA), Ayub Khan & Gohar Ayub (14 PMA), Mohammed Yousuf Khan Afridi & Asif Khan Afridi (16 PMA), this was the fourth example of father and son who both graduated from Sandhurst.
Aftab Khan left the Army early and was in the first badge of Army officers inducted in Civil Services by Ayub Khan. He retired as a Federal Secretary.
He was a Capt when joined Civil Services.

18th PMA L/C : Muhammad Anis Ahmed: Parent unit ?? Engr Bn.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1957 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He retired as Lt Col.

19th PMA L/C: Syed Muhammad Jawad: Commissioned in 4 Cav. Posted to 23 Cav on raising in 1962.
Commanded 23 Cav (July 1975 to Feb 1978). Bestowed single honour of installation as Col. of Regt in 2011.
Alma mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1957 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He retired as Brig.

20th PMA L/C: Mian Raza Shah (1937-65): Parent unit: 11 Cav.
Alma mater: Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1958 to  Oct 1959.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He belonged to Ziarat Kaka Sahib family.
He embraced Shahadat in Chamb-Jurian Sector and was the first Shaheed of 1965 War. His Sqn was leading an operation on 01 Sep 1965. He was left with only one tank at final stage of the battle. After a quick foot reconnaissance, he gallantly advanced with his tank towards village Chak Pandit, which was his Sqn objective for phase 1. He kept moving in a solitary tank and finally reached his objective at 0900 hours. Hs tank was knocked out by an enemy RR hidden in a maize field north of Chak Pandit, where he embraced shahadat.
He was recommended for Nishan-e-Haider but was awarded Sitara-e-Jurat posthumously.
He was PA-5952.
He was a Capt but was given the rank of Maj posthumously.

 Mian Raza Shah (1937-65), Graduated from the RMA Sandhurst, UK, in October 1959

21st PMA L/C: Ghulam Muhammad Malik: Parent unit: 12 Baluch Regt.
Alma Mater: PAF Public School Sargodha, he was from 1st Entry (1953–1957).
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1958 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: Coy JUO.
He was probably the second Pakistani to win The Queen’s Medal (The first was Syed Mustafa Anwer Husain, ex 13 PMA).
A story made rounds when GM Malik was at Sandhurst. The Shower facility at Sandhurst had no separate rooms for privacy and all cadets used to take bath collectively. GM Malik vehemently objected to this and told the Commandant that in Islam even the men are not allowed to take bath collectively while stark naked. The Commandant told him that no Muslim had ever objected to it. GM Malik requested him to consult some Muslim scholar. The Commandant agreed and after confirming its validity, he ordered for the private shower rooms for Muslim cadets. (Editor: Lt Gen GM Malik is requested to verify this story).
He served as Commandant Pakistan Military Academy (15 May 1988 to 2 July 1990). He also commanded the elite Special Service Group.
He is Chairman of Al Mustafa Trust, a NGO, which provides free health care to poor and needy people throughout Pakistan.
He retired as Lt Gen.

Lt Gen Ghulam Muhammad Malik, 21st PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate

22nd PMA L/C: No cadet from 22nd PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.

23rd PMA L/CNo cadet from 23rd PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.

24th PMA L/C: No cadet from 24th PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.

25th PMA L/C: No cadet from 25th PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.

26th PMA L/C: No cadet from 26th PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.

27th PMA L/C: No cadet from 27th PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.

28th PMA L/C: Farouk Adam Khan: Parent unit: 2 Punjab Regt.
Alma Mater: Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Training period: Intake ??? (Jan 1962 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of PA-23 Maj Gen Adam Khan Babar who was also a graduate of Sandhurst (Commissioned on 01 Sep 1932). After Afif Khan & Azhar Afif Khan (10 PMA), Ayub Khan & Gohar Ayub (14 PMA), Mohammed Yousuf Khan & Asif Khan Afridi (16 PMA), Mohammad Sher Khan & Aftab Ahmed Khan (17 PMA), this was the fifth example of father and son who both graduated from Sandhurst.
Farooq Adam was awarded SJ in 1965 War for his gallantry action at Chawinda.
His conviction in Attock Case of 1973 cut short his military career. He is now a leading Supreme Court lawyer based in Peshawar. He also worked as the Prosecutor General of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
He was a Major.

 Maj Farouk Adam Khan, 28th PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate

29th PMA L/C: Ali Kuli Khan Khattak: Parent unit: 12 Baluch.
Alma mater: Aitchison College, Lahore and Govt College, Lahore.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 30 July 1964.
Training period: Intake ??? (?? Sep 1962 to 30 July 1964).
Appointment at Sandhurst: Coy SUO.
He was the only Pakistani and among only a handful of Non-British cadets ever to achieve this distinction of being appointed as a Coy SUO at Sandhurst.
He was also the first SUO of his course to command a Sunday Academy Parade. On this occasion, the entire Academy was on Parade and in deference to him the March of the Baloch Regiment was played during the March Past.
He was also awarded the Commandant’s Cane (later called Overseas Sword of Honour) and declared as the ‘Best Overseas Cadet’.
He captained the Academy’s Hockey Team and was a member of the Academy Tennis Team.
He had served as Comdt Comd & Staff College, Quetta (Feb 1992 to June 1993).
Was Col Commandant of Baloch Regt (22 Nov 1997-14 Feb 1999).
He is son of PA-32 Lt Gen Habib Ullah Khan Khattak (Commissioned in 1935 in the First Batch of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun). Both father and son had served as CGS.
He was also a pilot in Army Avn.
He retired as Lt Gen.

Lt Gen Ali Kuli Khan Khattak, 29th PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1964

30th PMA L/C: Akbar ul-Zaman: Parent unit: ??? Engr Regt.
Alma mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Training period: Intake ??? (Jan 1963 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He was drowned in Kabul River while swimming on a holiday when attending a Course in Military College of Engineering.
He was a Capt.

31st PMA L/C: Saeed Ismat Chaudhry (Born in 1944): Parent unit: 8 Punjab Regt.
Alma mater: Cadet College Hassan Abdal (Matric & FSc) and Forman Christian College Lahore (BSc).
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???

Training period: Intake ??? (Sep 1963 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Col Chaudhry Ismat Ullah, ASC.
When he joined Sandhurst, he was allotted the same room in which Ayub Khan and later his son Gohar Ayub had lived. Their names were engraved on the window sill. However, Saeed Ismat refrained from engraving his name.
He was awarded SJ in 1971 War while he was a pilot/ Flt Comd  in Army Avn.
Selection of cadets for Sandhurst was discontinued after 40th PMA Long Course because Pakistan had left Common Wealth. Saeed Ismat was instrumental in reintroduction of this tradition. As Defence Attaché in UK back in 1992, he requested COAS, Gen Asif Nawaz Janjua (Sandhurst graduate ex 15 PMA), to reopen this case. Gen Janjua visited The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and also met the concerned Minister. Gen Janjua wanted the British Government to pay for the training expenses of Pakistani cadets. Their efforts bore fruit and the cadets from 88 PMA started going to Sandhurst in 1992.
He was Pakistan’s first Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
He is currently running a Think Tank in London.
He retired as Brig.
Photos contributed by Brig Saeed Ismat.

Pakistan Army Blog (Retired Officers) - Photos of Brig Saeed Ismat, Sandhurst Graduate

Pakistani ex Sandhurst Graduates: Brig Saeed Ismat, Gen Asif Nawaz & Brig Sikander Shami at the entrance of the Old College Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1992.

Saeed Ismat’s performance in 1971 War (Chamb Sector) was outstanding as the pilot of L-19 aircraft, taking great risks and doing a heroic job. It has been recorded in a book written by Maj Gen (R) Syed Ali Hamid on the war history of 26 Cav in Chamb in 1971 along with a couple of sketches in which he was flying sorties in the forward combat zone. He got SJ in 1971 War.
The following sketch shows L-19 aircraft piloted by Saeed Ismat while directing a strike by F-86s on a battery of 130 mm guns abandoned by the Indians across the Tawi River. Sketch contributed by Maj Gen (R) Syed Ali Hamid (His father PA-27 Maj Gen Syed Shahid Hamid graduated from Sandhurst in 1934).

Maj Saeed Ismat (31 PMA) in L-19 plane directing a strike on Indian guns by F-86 aircraft in Chamb Sector during 1971 War, shown in a sketch.

The following sketch shows L-19’s landing (piloted by Saeed Ismat) next to A Sqn, 26 Cav, to inform them about enemy defences in Chak Pandit. Sketch contributed by Maj Gen (R) Syed Ali Hamid.

Maj Saeed Ismat (31 PMA) landing next to A Sqn, 26 Cav to inform the about enemy defences in Chak Pandit in Chamb Sector during 1971 War,shown in sketch

32nd PMA L/C: Tariq Ahmed Malik: Parent unit: ??? Baluch.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Training period: Intake ??? (Jan 1964 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He was a pilot in Army Avn.
He retired as Col.

33rd PMA L/C: Muhammad Yakub Masud: Parent unit: 2 FF (Guides Inf).
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 28 July 1966.
Training period: Intake 37 (Sep 1964 to July 1966).
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He has served as SI, Comd & Staff College, Quetta. He was recommended to be promoted as Brig in the Promotion Board but was dragged into a fake case which dragged for 4 years. He resigned as Lt Col in 1990 and joined an American oil company. When the writer asked him about the Common Shower facility, he told that after the PT, the cadets took shower in the Shower facility in the Gymnasium. Unlike other cadets, he used to take bath while wearing a swimming costume. When his action was objected upon, he simply told them that Muslims are not allowed to bathe naked in the presence of others. No one bothered him again.
He was a Lt Col.
Photos contributed by Lt Col J.I. Ris (Retired) of British Army.
Click this link to see a Bigger Size Group Photo.

Lt Col Muhammad Yakub Masud, 33rd PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1966

Winners of the Junior’s Drill Competition in late 1964 at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

34th PMA L/C: Salam ul Haq Ansari: Parent unit: Guides Cavalry.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Training period: Intake ??? (Jan 1965 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: JUO.
While at Sandhurst, he represented the Academy at basketball, hockey and athletics.
He left the Army seeking an early release in 1975 and has since settled in England.
He was a Maj.

Maj Salam-ul-Haq Ansari, 34th PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate

35th PMA L/C: Syed Hasan Abbas Rizvi: Parent unit: 1 Punjab.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Training period: Intake ??? (Sep 1965 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Brig Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi (Late) of 1 Punjab who has authored a book, “History of Punjab Regiment”.
He retired as Brig.
Photo contributed by Brig Yasub Ali Dogar, Retd (35th PMA).

 Syed Hasan Abbas Rizvi of Pakistan Army (35th PMA) at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

36th PMA L/C: No cadet went to Sandhurst from 36th PMA L/C.

37th PMA Course (Converted to Short Course): No cadet went to Sandhurst from 37th PMA Course.

38th PMA L/C: Sikandar Shami: Parent unit: 16 Punjab.
Alma Mater: Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Training period: Intake 42 (Jan 1967 to Dec 1968).
Appointment at Sandhurst: Coy JUO of Marne Coy in New College.
He is son of Brig Ahsan Rasheed Shami, HJ, a Shaheed of 1965 War.
Retired as Maj Gen.
The following info is about the Sandhurst course at the time of his stay in the Academy :-
Cadet Appts. There were no Bn or Academy appts. All appts were Coy level, with the main ones being  Coy SUO, Coy JUO and 3 x Pl JUOs.
Order of Merit. This was based on a combination of Academics, Military Subjects and Officer Qualities. Two separate order of merits were published, i.e. one exclusively for Overseas Cadets and the other being the Overall Order of Merit for the whole intake (including both the British and the Overseas Cadets).
Major Awards:
Overseas Cane.  This was awarded to the foreign cadet who topped the Overseas Order of Merit. Sikandar Shami won this for Intake 42, while Coy JUO Tariq Rahim (ex 39 PMA Long Course) won it for Intake 43. His position in the Overall Order of Merit was 6th.
Queen’s Medal. This was awarded to the cadet who topped the Overall Order of Merit. Coy JUO (later Lt Gen) Ghulam Mohammad Malik (ex 21 PMA Long Course) was the first non-British cadet to win this award in 1960.
Sword of Honour. This was awarded to the cadet whom the Comdt considered to have the highest level of Officer Qualities. In his course this was awarded to a British cadet who stood 12th in the Overall Order of Merit.
Academic Awards. Two separate prizes were awarded – the Special Arts Course Prize to the cadet standing 1st in Arts subjects, and the Special Science Course Prize to the cadet who topped in Science subjects. Sikandar Shami won the Special Arts Course  Prize.
Other Awards. He was also the recipient of the Sultan of Brunei Medal, which was awarded to the Overseas Cadet who achieved the most in Extra Curricular Activities. He had earned Academy Colours for Hockey and was the Secretary of the Polished Bun Club (the Literary Society of Sandhurst). He had also hitch hiked to Istanbul during his first summer vacation and organised a three-man camping expedition to Rome in his  second year.

39th PMA L/C: Tariq RahimParent unit: 13 Lancers.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? June 1969.
Training period: Intake 43 (Sep 1967 to ???)
Appointment at Sandhurst: Coy JUO (Rhine Coy).
He is son of PA-101 Maj Gen Kazi Abdul Rahim Khan, 8 FF.
He also won Overseas Cane (It was later termed as Overseas Sword of Honor).
He was ADC of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and was selected by Mr. Bhutto in March 1977 to attend one year International Law and Diplomacy course at Harvard and join Foreign Service. When Gen Zia took over, he cancelled his Harvard studies but allowed him to join Foreign Service in Grade 19 in August 1977. He was appointed Director Europe B and in May 1979 posted as First Secretary to Tehran.
Tariq was killed by Hijackers aboard PIA’s PK 326 flight at Kabul on March 6, 1981 on fifth day of hijacking, incidentally the same day that the govt of Gen Zia-ul-Haq sent a negotiation team.
He was a Maj when joined Foreign Service.
Photo contributed by his brother Capt Khalid Rahim (Retd) 16th War Course.

Tariq Rahim, 39 PMA Long Course, RMA Sandhurst Graduate of 1969

40th PMA L/C: Zafar Jawed Bhatti: Parent unit: 19 Lancers.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? 1969.
Training period: Intake ??? (Jan 1968 to ?? 1969).
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Maj Raja Aziz Bhatti (Shaheed), NH (Sword of Honour winner of 1st PMA).
After resigning from the Army in 1977, he settled in Lahore where he owns a company, namely Green Earth Recycling, which is involved in all environment friendly activities.
He was a Maj when resigned in 1977.

41st PMA L/C to 87th PMA L/C: No cadet went to Sandhurst from 41st PMA L/C till 87th PMA L/C.

88th PMA L/C: Irfan Khan: Parent unit: 56 Cav.
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1993 to ???.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
The training of Pakistani Cadets at RMA Sandhurst was reintroduced from 88 PMA Long Course in 1992 after a lapse of nearly 25 years. Please read further details about the initiation of this tradition in one of the above paragraphs (Saeed Ismat ex 31 PMA). 
He is presently serving as a Lt Col.

89th PMA L/C: Salar Malik: Parent unit: 12 Cav.
Alma Mater: Cadet College Hassan Abdal.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: May 1993 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is presently serving as a Lt Col.

90th PMA L/C: Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti: Parent unit: 32 Cav.
Alma Mater: Halley College of Commerce, Lahore.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1994 to ???.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He was a member of the Academy Hockey team at Sandhurst.
He is presently serving as a Lt Col.

91st PMA L/C: Bilal Sarfraz Khan: Parent unit: 12 Baluch.
Alma Mater: Cadet College Hassan Abdal.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 13 April 1995.
Intake: ??
Training period: May 1994 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is the 3rd Sandhurst Graduate to join 12 Baluch after Lt Gen GM Malik (21 PMA) and Lt Gen Ali Kuli Khan (29 PMA) before him.
During his stay at Sandhurst, he was the Vice Capt of Academy Squash and a member of Academy Cross Country Teams and was awarded full Academy Colours in both these sports. He was also awarded the Nigerian Trophy for the best Officer Cadet Journal.
He is serving as a Lt Col.
Photos contributed by Bilal Sarfraz Khan.

 Cadet Officer Bilal Sarfraz Khan ex 91 PMA Long Course in front of the Old College Building of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurs after the Sovereign's Parade on 13th April 1995.

 Cadet Officer Bilal Sarfraz Khan ex 91 PMA Long Course with Maj Gen Hew Pike, Commandant RMAS, after receiving the Nigerian Trophy at the Convocation Ceremony.

92nd PMA L/C: Zulfiqar ShaheenParent unit: 3 Punjab which is also the unit of his father. 
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1995 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Lt Gen Imtiaz Shaheen, Retd (38 PMA).
He is serving as a Lt Col.

93rd PMA L/C: Basit Abo BakarParent unit: 5 Punjab. 
Alma Mater: ????
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??

Training period: May 1995 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He was the 4th Sandhurst Graduate to join 5 Punjab after Gen Ayub Khan (1928 Commission), Capt Gohar Ayub Khan (14 PMA) and Gen Asif Nawaz Janjua (15 PMA).
He left the Army as a Major.

94th PMA L/C: Muhammad Ali: Parent unit:  7 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ???
Training period: May 1996 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Lt Col.

95th PMA: Muhammad Salman Tajwar: Parent unit: 42 Lancers.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ???
Training period: Jan 1997 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Brig Iqbal Tajwar.
He is serving as Lt Col.

96th PMA: Mir Kamran Khan Mengal: Parent unit: 28 Cav.
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: May 1997 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as Maj.

97th PMA L/C: Muhammad Jamil Afridi: Parent unit: 1 Baluch.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1998 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
Prematurely relieved on request a few years back as a Capt.

98th PMA L/C: Asad Jamal: Parent unit: 32 Cav.
Alma Mater: Government College, Attock.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ?? Aug 1999.
Intake: CC 983.
Training period: 6 Sep 1998 to 6 Aug 1999.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
Had RMAS Colours in Squash & Cricket.
Winner of Comdt’s Medal for Merit, King Abdullah’s Prize for best academic grades, Best essay of the course & overall ‘A’ Grade.
Got early retirement as a Maj (Presently on LPR till 31 July 2017).
Photos contributed by Maj Asad Jamal.

Asad Jamal of Pakistan Army (98 PMA) at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

Asad Jamal of Pakistan Army (98 PMA) at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK, 30 July 1999

Certificate from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to Asad Jamal of Pakistan Army (98 PMA)

99th PMA L/C: Sakhawat Zaheer Khan: Parent unit: 30 FF.
Alma Mater: MCJ (1991-96).
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 1999 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Maj.

 Honour Board in PMA Museum showing Sandhurst Graduates (2000 to 2016)
Photo taken by Zaeem Shahid, a journalist, and friend of Khawaja Hamza Wyne (Sandhurst graduate ex 132 PMA L/C).

Sandhurst Graduates Hounour Board (2000 to 2016) in PMA Museum at Kakul, Abbottabad

100th PMA L/C: Affan Ihtasham: Parent unit : 19 Lancers.
Alma Mater: Saint Mary’s Academy Lalazar, Rawalpindi.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 11 Aug 2000 ??? (Oct 2000 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 1999 to Oct 2000.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is the second officer from 19 Lancers who graduated from Sandhurst, the first being Maj Zafar Bhatti (40th PMA), son of Maj Raja Aziz Bhatti (Shaheed), NH (Sword of Honour winner of 1st PMA).
He was the first Pakistani to win the Overseas Sword of Honour (It was previously called Overseas Cane, which was won by a few Pakistani officer cadets).
He is serving as a Maj.
Photos contributed by Affan Ihtasham.

Affan Ihtasham, 100 PMA Long Course - Graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK on 11 Aug 2000

Th Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Major General Arthur Denaro, an armour officer from the Queen’s Royal Hussars, can also be seen in the above photo at extreme left.

 Overseas Sword of Honour displayed at the house of Pakistani Cadet Affan Ihtasham. He won it at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 11 August 2000

101st PMA L/C101 PMA Long Course, 1999 summer/ autumn Sandhurst test was skipped. Bit unfortunate. No attendees. Was it due to Kargil Conflict?

102nd PMA L/C?????? Visitors of this Post are requested to provide info.

103rd PMA L/C: Umair Khan Niazi: Parent unit: 1 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ?? Apr 2001.
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 2001 to Apr 2001.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Brig Obed Ullah Khan Niazi (1 FF, 2nd SSC).
He is serving as a Maj.

104th PMA L/C: No cadet from 104 PMA Long Course went to Sandhurst.

105th PMA L/C: Ahmad Omar (or Umar?)Parent unit: 8 Cavalry.
He joined 104 PMA L/C but got relegated to 105 PMA L/C due to giving punishment to juniors against orders. Yet he made the merit to be selected for RMA Sandhurst.
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 09 Aug 2002. (Apr 2002 at PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: CC 013 (Commissioning Course 013).
Training period: 06 Sep 2001 to 09 Aug 2002.
Appointment at Sandhurst: During his time at Sandhurst, there were no cadet appointments, barring those in field exercises. However, for the Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out), two JUOs were made in the last two weeks only from each platoon to lead each of the 9 platoons squads. Height was the prime criteria for which he did not qualify. System of appointments may have changed later.
He did manage to become drill JUO towards the end second term (there being 3 terms in total) on account of exceptional drill skills.
He is son of Col Nazir Ahmad, Retd (34 Punjab, 2nd War Course).
He is the FIRST Pakistani to get two awards, The Overseas Sword of Honour and the Prince Saud Abdullah Prize for academic excellence.
He is serving as a Maj.
Photo contributed by Col Nazir Ahmad, Retd (34 Punjab, 2nd War Course).

Pakistani cadet Ahmad Omar wins Overseas Sword of Honour at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK, on 09 August 2002

106th PMA L/CNo cadet from 106 PMA Long Course went to Sandhurst.

107th PMA L/C: Robin Iqbal: Parent unit: 37 Cav.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ?? Apr 2003.
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 2002 to Apr 2003.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Maj.

108th PMA L/CNo cadet from 104 PMA Long Course went to Sandhurst.

109th PMA L/C: Muhammad Shahzad Khurshid: Parent unit: 15 Lancers.
Alma Mater: Cadet College, Kohat.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??Apr 2004.
Intake: ??
Training period: Sep 2003 to Apr 2004.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Col Khurshid Alam (Air Def, 2nd SSC).
He is serving as a Maj.

110th PMA L/C: Kashif SattarParent unit: 17 Lancers.
Alma Mater: Military Collge Jhelum.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ?? Apr 2005.
Intake: ??
Training period: May 2004 to Apr 2005.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???

111th PMA L/C: No cadet went to Sandhurst from 111 PMA Long Course. Only cadets from even-numbered courses were considered for Sandhurst as per the new policy. A vacancy of only one cadet a year as per previous policy was followed.

112th PMA L/C: Ahmed Raza Khan: Parent unit: 1 FF.
Alma Mater: Army Burn Hall College, Abbottabad.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 12 April 2006. (Oct 2006 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: May 2005 to April 2006.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
Graduated from Sandhurst on 12 April 2006 (training period: May 2005 to April 2006). He shared the training batch with Prince Harry (son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana).
He won the prestigious Overseas Sword of Honour. He also won three medals in Defence and International Affairs, War Studies and overall best academic score.
In July 2007, Ahmed Raza was heading a military convoy in Waziristan. It was ambushed and a bullet pierced through his shoulder. Despite a bullet wound, he fought off the militants along with his men for an hour before reinforcements arrived. He was given military commendation for his bravery on the battle-field.
He is serving as a Maj.

Ahmed Raza Khan, 112 PMA Long Course - Graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK in 2006

Ahmed Raza Khan ex 112 PMA Long Course shows Overseas Sword of Honour won at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

113th PMA L/C: No cadet went to Sandhurst from 113 PMA Course.

114th PMA L/C: Uqbah Hadeed Malik: Parent unit: 1 Sindh Regt.
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 13 Apr 2007.
Intake: CC 062.
Training period: May 2006 to Apr 2007.
Appointment at Sandhurst: JUO (The Somme Company).
He is son of Brig (R) Hadeed Anwer Malik (Avn/1 Sindh, 3rd SSC).
He won the Overseas Sword of Honour.
Also won Medel for Communication and Management Skills. He is winner of Marksman badge as well.
As GSO-3 in a Brigade in Chhamb and saved 22 Pakistani soldiers stuck in the flood on Pak-Indian Border on River Tawi in Sep 2014.
Uqbah is the first officer of Pakistan Army to perform the duties as Platoon Commander in RMA Sandhurst. He is currently in the UK.
He is serving as a Maj.
Photo contributed by Bilal Sarfraz Khan (91 PMA).

Uqbah Hadeed Malik receiving Overseas Sword of Honour at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Following photo has been contributed by Col Syed Muhammad Mazhar, Retd (?? PMA L/C).

Prince Charles and Major Uqbah Hadeed Malik, 2015

115th PMA L/C: No cadet from 104 PMA Long Course went to Sandhurst.

116th PMA L/C: Jahanzeb Saddique: Parent unit 24 Cav (FF).
Alma Mater: Military College Jhelum.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on Dec 2007.
Intake: ??
Training period: Jan 2007 to Dec 2007.
Appointment at Sandhurst: JUO (which Company?).
He received War Studies medal, Defence & International Affairs medal, Best Journal award and award for Best Academic results.
He is serving as a Maj.

116th PMA L/C: Syed Saifi Hassan Naqvi: Parent unit: 20 Lancers.
Alma Mater: PAF College Lower Topa, Murree Hills.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 11 Apr 2008.
Intake: CC 072.
Training period:  May 2007 to Apr 2008.
Appointment at Sandhurst: Company JUO (Inkerman Company).
He is son of Col Saifi A Naqvi (R).
Also won Overseas Sword of Honour. He also got best in Defence & International Affairs (DIA), best in war studies & best journal of the course.
There were two Cadets ex 116 L/C who attended Sandhurst.
He is serving as a Maj.

Photos contributed by Syed Saifi Hassan Naqvi.

Syed Saifi Hassan Naqvi of Pakistan Army at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

Overseas Sword of Honour won by Syed Saifi Hassan Naqvi at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst on 11 April 2008
Maj Gen DJ Rutherford Jones, Cimdt RMA, Sandhurst, is also seen in the above photo.

Syed Saifi Hassan Naqvi  with his Platoon Commander Capt Hughes at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

117th PMA L/C. No cadet from 117th PMA L/C went to Sandhurst.???

118th PMA L/C: Umair Imran Qazi: Parent unit: 6 Lancers.
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? (May 2008 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: May 2008 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He won the prestigious Overseas Sword of Honour.
Umair was the first to win all three medals designated for overseas cadets:-
a. Prince Saud Abdullah Prize for obtaining the best aggregate mark in academic subjects.
b.The  Pakistan Defence and International Affairs prizes for producing the best performance in Defence and International Affairs.
c. The Brunei War Studies Prize.
He is serving as a Capt.

Overseas Sword of Honour at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, won by Pakistani Cadet Officer Umair Imran Qazi on 09 April 2009.

119th PMA L/C: No cadet from 119 PMA L/C was sent to Sandhurst.

120th PMA L/C: Saad Hayat Khan. Parent unit: 11 FF. It is also his father’s unit.
He is the second Sandhurst graduate who has joined 11 FF, the first was Maj Gen Syed Mustafa Anwer Husain (13 PMA).
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 17 April 2010. (May 2009 on PMA Honour Board?)

Intake: CC-092
Training period: 01 April 2009 to 17 April 2010.
Appointment at Sandhurst: Company Junior Under officer (Rhine Company).
Award at Sandhurst: He had won Hudson’s Horse Merit Award.
He is son of Brig Azmat Hayat Khan (11 FF, 52nd PMA).
He has now joined SSG.
He is serving as a Capt.

120th PMA L/C: Tahir Iqbal Khattak: Parent unit: 76 Fd Regt Arty.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 17 April 2010. (May 2010 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: CC-092
Training period: 01 April 2009 to 17 April 2010.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Capt.

121st PMA L/C ?????? Visitors of this Post are requested to provide info.

122nd PMA L/C: Abrar Imtiaz Ahmed Wyne: Parent unit: 11 Punjab Regt.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? (May 2010 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: May 2010 to ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Capt.

122nd PMA L/C: Syed Jawwad Ali Arshad: Parent unit: 29 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 13 April 2012.
Intake: ??
Training period: May 2010 to ?? 2012 (May 2010 on PMA Honour Board?)
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Capt.

123rd PMA L/CNo cadet from 123 PMA L/C was sent to Sandhurst.

124th PMA L/C: Muhammad Talha Zahid: Parent unit: 21 Punjab Regt.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 13 April 2012. (May 2011 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ?? to April 2012.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He won the prestigious Overseas Sword of Honour. Talha also won the following awards:-
(a) The Prince Saud Abdullah Faisal of Saudi Arabia Prize for Overseas Cadet with Best Academic Scores.
(b) The Pakistan Defence & International Affairs (DIA) Prize for Best Performance at DIA by an Overseas Cadet.
(c) The Brunei Prize for Best Performance at War Studies by an Overseas Cadet.
(http://www.phclondon.org/News/NewsItem575.asp)
He is son of Col Zahid (R), 12 OTS Course, also from 21 Punjab Regt.
He is serving as a Capt.

124th PMA L/C: Waleed Bashir Tasadduq: Parent unit: 39 AK Regt.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? (May 2011 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as a Capt.

125th PMA L/CNo cadet from 125 PMA L/C was sent to Sandhurst.

126th PMA L/C: Muhammad Mohkum Bin Bashir: Parent unit: 32 Cav.
Alma mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? (May 2012 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: CC-122
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
32 Cav is the only regiment in Pakistan Army where 3 Sandhurst graduates served at the same time in 2015; Lt Col Zulfiqar Bhatti (90 PMA), Maj Asad Jamal (98 PMA) and Lt Mohkum Shabbir (126 PMA).
He won three medals at Sandhurst; best in War Studies, best in Defence and International Affairs and highest aggregate score in academic and physical activities.
He was runner-up for the Overseas Sword of Honour.
He represented the Academy with full colours in Hockey. He undertook and successfully completed sky diving there.
He is serving as Lt.

126th PMA L/C: Muhammad Muddasir Aijaz Bari: Parent unit: 153 SP Air Def Regt.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? (May 2012 on PMA Honour Board)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as Lt.

127th PMA L/C: Asad Mushtaq: Parent unit: 57 Cav.
Alma Mater: MCJ.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 9 Aug 2013. (Sep 2012 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: Corporal.
He won the prestigious Overseas Sword of Honour.
He is serving as Lt.

128th PMA L/C: Suleman Ahmed Cheema: Parent unit: 10 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? April 2014. (May 2013 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is serving as Lt.

129th PMA L/C: Shaheer Ullah Khan: Parent unit: 63 Punjab.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???Aug 2014. (Sep 2013 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Col Habib Ullah Khan (77 PMA).
He won Overseas Medal (not Sword).  He won the following three awards:
a. The Overseas Award. 
The Overseas Award is presented by the State of Qatar to the Overseas Officer Cadet who has achieved the highest position amongst the Overseas Cadets on the Queen’s Medal Table.  The Queen’s Medal Table is based on an accumulation of all the objective testing conducted throughout the Commissioning Course covering military, academic and practical studies, with a ratio of 30:70 in favour of the military score.
b. HRH Prince Saud Abdullah Faisal of Saudi Arabia Prize. 
Presented to the Overseas Officer Cadet who has obtained the best aggregate mark in Academic Subjects.
c. The Bahrain Communications and Applied Behavioral Science Prize. Presented to the Overseas Officer Cadet who has produced the best performance in Communication & Applied Behavioral Science.

He is serving as Lt.

The Overseas Award at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, won by Pakistani Cadet Officer Shaheer Ullah Khan (ex 129th PMA Long Course)

129th PMA L/C: Ehtisham Malik: Parent unit: 6 FF.
Alma Mater: ???
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ??? (Jan 2014 on PMA Honour Board?)
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is a serving officer.

130th PMA L/C: Ali Raza: Parent unit: 22 Baluch Regt.
Alma Mater: Army Public School & College, Ordnance Road, Rawalpindi.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 10 April 2015.
Intake: CC-142
Training period: ?? to 10 Apr 2015.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Brig Tauqir Hussain (ASC, 68 PMA L/C).
Ali Raza achieved a number of laurels at RMA. He got academy colours for cricket in Junior Term, whereas he was part of academy squash team in Inters and Seniors. He also won Company Cross Country Run in the sports competition and also did skydiving whilst in England. On graduation, he won three out of the four awards which are for overseas cadet officers. He won the following awards:-
a. HRH Prince Saud Abdullah Faisal of Saudi Arabia Prize (Overall Highest Aggregate Marks).
b. The Bahrain Communications and Applied Behavioral Science Prize.
c. The Pakistan Defence And International Affairs (DIA) Prize.
He is a serving officer.
In the following photo Ali Raza is receiving Commissioning Certificate from Maj Gen SR Skeates CBE, Commandant Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Commissioning Certificate is awarded a day before Commissioning Parade. Photo contributed by Saad Tauqir.

Ahmed Raza ex 130 PMA Long Course receiving Commissioning Certificate from the Commandant of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

131st PMA L/C: There was no cadet sent to Sandhurst from 131 PMA L/C because they passed out together with 130 PMA L/C at PMA.

132nd PMA L/C: Khawaja Hamza Wyne: Parent unit: 27 Cav.
Alma Mater: He passed O & A Level exams while he was at Lahore Grammar School. He completed his first year of LLB from the University of London (external) when he was selected for PMA and left his degree.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on 11 Dec 2015.
Intake: CC 151
Training period: 04 January 2015 to 11 Dec 2015.
Appointment at Sandhurst: Nil.
He topped in academics among Overseas cadets.
He also topped overall (British+Overseas cadets) in War Studies and won the Bertrand Steward War Studies Prize.
He has the honour of being in two academy teams, namely cricket and football and has won academy level colours in both of them. He has represented the Academy at the Cyprus Army football tour.
He is a serving officer.
Photo contributed by Khawaja Hamza Wyne.

Khawaja Hamza Wyne, 132nd PMA Long Course at  RMA Sandhurst Graduate in 2015

Khawaja Hamza Wyne of Pakistan with Cadet Evershed at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

133rd PMA L/C: Ameer Hamza Khan: Parent unit: 1 FF.
Alma Mater: Army Public School & College Peshawar.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ?? Apr 2016.
Intake: ??
Training period: ?? to Apr 2016.
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of Brig Ameer Muhammad Khan, Retd (80 PMA), 27 AK.
He is a serving officer.

133rd PMA L/C: Muhammad Ammad Nasr Aheer: Parent unit: 24 Cav.
Alma mater: Sadiq Public School Bahawalpur.
Sovereign’s Parade (Passing Out Parade): Held on ???
Intake: ??
Training period: Dates ???
Appointment at Sandhurst: ???
He is son of PA-23913, Col Nasrullah, Retd (71 PMA), Engrs.
He is currently under training in the Junior Term at Sandhurst.
He is a serving officer.

Related Pages:
Sword of Honour Winners, PMA, Kakul, Abbotabad
Chief of Army Staff Cane Winners, PMA, Kakul, Abbotabad
Sword of Honour & COAS Cane Winners (OTS Kohat & Mangla)
Army Blog (Retired Officers)

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Comments

  1. Lt Col (R) Ejaz Nazim says:

    I’m surprised, heroes of 65 war who won Hilal-e-Jurat have not been included in the list.

  2. Faisal Amin says:

    Maj Shahzad Khurshid (109 PMA Long Course) is an ex-cadet of Cadet College Kohat, 31st entry, Ayub House. Also 2 star/ senior section commander.

  3. Arash Jan Babar says:

    Sir
    Kashif Sattar (110 PMA L/C) I believe is from 17 Lancers.

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