Welcome to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) Association website. This site is designed to provide you with essential information on RAPTC Association matters and act as a useful resource centre for Association events taking place.






In Memorium
RAPTC Museum





The RAPTC Association is located at Fox Lines, Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot, and was established to promote a lasting bond of friendship between the serving and retired members of the Corps in order to foster mutual comradeship and to promote esprit de corps.

The RAPTC Association has six UK based branches across the United Kingdom and contacts around the world.  It is open to all serving and retired RAPTC personnel. Further details on the branch locations and contact details can be found on this site.



The RAPTC Association aims are to promote the efficiency of the Army by:

  • Maintaining contact between past and present members of the RAPTC, AGS, APTS and APTC (hereafter referred to jointly as the RAPTC).
  • Fostering esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare of the RAPTC and thereby preserving its traditions.
  • Assist, either generally or individually, past and present members of the RAPTC and their descendants, who are in conditions of need by virtue of financial hardship, sickness, disability or the effects of old age (hereafter referred to as beneficiaries).
  • Supporting the formal Ministry of Defence (MoD) policy for Resettlement and assisting RAPTC Association Life Members to find employment on their transition to civilian life and for the remainder of their working life.
  • The commemoration and remembrance of those members of the RAPTC who have died while on active service and the encouragement of public recognition of the sacrifice made by such personnel.

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2 days ago

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The RAPTC RFC "The Apostles" took on the AGC on Wed 10 Oct 18 in Portsmouth in their first fixture on the 2018/19 season. A great game with the well deserved win going to the AGC (42-12). Four new players pulled on a jersey to represent the Corps:

Sgt (SI) Gates RAPTC
Sgt (SI) Hansmeyer RAPTC
Sgt (SI) Plumridge RAPTC
Sgt (SI) Santangeli RAPTC

All four players had a fantastic first game.

Man of the match: Sgt (SI) Kane Mortimer RAPTC
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2 days ago

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Objects on display from CSMI Norman Jones APTC, a WW2 veteran and one of the 27 Corps men who parachuted into Arnhem with the 1st Airborne Division in September 1944. CSMI Jones was wounded and made POW as the operation collapsed under intense German pressure.

Behind the smock you might notice the War Office telegrams sent to Jones' wife announcing that he was missing and then a month later, that he had been identified as a POW. The collection was recently kindly donated by his daughter who was born a few days after Jones dropped into Arnhem.
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3 days ago

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Just two days till we begin installing the new 100 Days WW1 exhibition. Here's another taster ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to SSgt (SSI) Baz Mairs RAPTC, who competed in the London Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open last weekend. Staff Mairs fought off tough competition and podiumed with a well earnt Silver. British Army Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Army in the East Army Sport Control Board ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Well done to SSgt (SSI) Cumberbatch RAPTC.SSgt (SSI) Cumberbatch is assigned to the Irish Guards and is currently conducting operational training in Kenya 🇰🇪

SSgt (SSI) Cumberbatch along with fellow Irish Guards 💂‍♂️ and other Officers and Soldiers from the wider Army, gave up their spare time in the last few weeks to help paint and make improvements to The Bridge International Academy School in Nanyuki 🎓

The private school is totally reliant on funding from charity or help from the wider community and the British Army who have a base in the local area.

The soldiers have been busy in between training serials and gave the school a much needed make over:

🔹Exteriors of the school building have been repainted in green and white paint.
🔸Old Land Rover tyres have been spray painted and turned into jumping hoops.
🔹Timber was bought locally and dug into the ground to make goal posts.
🔸Basic sports equipment was bought by the Quarter Master’s Staff of the Irish Guards.

What a transformation! And don’t the children look pleased 😃

SSgt (SSI) Cumberbatch on behalf of RAPTC FC, well done on your contribution in creating a fantastic playing area for the children.

Royal Army Physical Training Corps, British Army, The Army in London - HQ London District.
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