CADETS at Sandhurst Military Academy have been disciplined for breaking Covid-19 rules by throwing a party with around 50 people, according to claims by The Mail on Sunday.

It has been reported that around 50 cadets at the training centre got drunk together before "smashing up a TV".

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Army chiefs are said to have since launched an investigation after the incident involving trainee officers in the Old College, according to claims.

The report said cadets are now subject to 5am room inspections and extra cleaning duties.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: "They were throwing drinks and activating military glow-sticks - it was like a rave with the lights out and everyone downing luminous cocktails and hugging each other."

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An army spokesman, talking to the national newspaper, said: "We are aware of an incident at Sandhurst last week.

"While this matter is under investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further.

"Those who fall short of the army's high standards can expect to face sanctions."

The academy, located in Haig Road, Sandhurst, is one of several military centres in the UK, and is the British Army's initial officer training centre.