English translation: Royal Military College (pre-1947) / Royal Military Academy (since 1947)
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English term or phrase:
Real Escuela Militar (Reino Unido)
Royal Military College (pre-1947) / Royal Military Academy (since 1947)
English to English translations [PRO] Military / Defense / Military studies
English term or phrase:Only for Brits familiar with the British Army
Sorry, I tried to post this question in English monolingual, but was unable to.
Here is my question: I've seen that in the UK there's both, Military Academy and Military College (actually, Royal Military Academy and Royal Military College). Which one is the most important? The one a Major General must have attended.
In the US, it is the Academy (West Point). But if I remember correctly, in the UK is the other way around: the most important is the College, isn't it?
It was, actually, I who kind of derailed the original question. Media just tried to help; and I think this time he was behaving pretty gently for his usual "disagree" swinging left and right. In any case, both of you seem to have the correct answer right off the bat: the general attended Military Academy. Thank you both and regards.
TOTALLY DISAGREE with mediamatrix. My elder brother was in the Intelligence Core of the British Army as a Captain. He took out his university degree at Cambridge University. So, mediamatrix, pls stop feeling so jealous of people!
My guess is that there's nothing missing. For UK army oficers who've had long and distinguished careers - army, diplomatic service, business, etc. - their first academic degree tends to be utterly insignificant - to the point they don't even ...
I know. Precisely because of that (Escuela could be both) is that we are here. But thanks for your last reference and comment. They helped a lot. I now realize that there's, at least, one line missing here, and that, as you said or hinted, he might well have attended a college that should be between those two lines. That's going to be clarified by client at any moment. But I think you're right.
OK - now it's much clearer. The text does NOT say, or even imply, that he got his degree at the Military 'Escuela'. And 'Escuela could be the 'College' (if he is old enough to have attended pre-1947) OR the Academy (after 1947).
Hear hear! - References to a 'Defence Academy' just add confusion. It would also be helpful to see the original source text - which you may be mis-reading entirely (e.g. depending on how it's punctuated).
Ricardo, you have changed your original question quite a bit! Initially you only wanted to know which was most important in the UK, Academy or College. I think you should stop and think before you post a question!
Thank you very much, Jack. The information I was able to gather on this is very confusing, when not contradictory. Some seem to suggest that there're military colleges which apparently are part of the Defence Academy, like the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS), the one you mention and others - including, citing the existence of the RMCS up to 2004. Others would have it that the RMCS became de Defence College of Management and Technology in 1946 and, as well, that it is now part of the Defence Academy. I'm pretty confused at this point.
Just one question: if all these colleges are part of the Academy, does that mean that the colleges also issue academic degrees (like Bachelors and Masters) and that the Academy just gives you the Commission as Army Officer?
That's exactly my dilemma, 'cause this guy (a British retired Army General) attended a military institution (whichever it is) in the UK, from which he holds an academic degree of some sort, that he put in Spanish as what in English would be a Bachelor of Science. I just don't put what he wrote in Spanish not to create even more confusion. But that's why I ask. Do one get a BS from the Military Academy in England or from the Military College?