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.






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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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Friday was the final event in the prestigious AAPTI Flag Competition. A series of competitions where held over a 7 week period and saw the AAPTI students being tested both physical and mentally.

The final event today saw the sections competing against each other, in small teams, in order to win the Multi-Event competition, the events were as follows:

5 km Team Bergen Race

Half Mile Team Swim

6Km Team Steeple Chase

5Km Team Row

5 section were todays winners, with 2 Section being crowned as the overall Flag Competition winning team!
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HQ SW Regional Briefing Day:

The Corps SM extends a huge thank you to the SW Soldier cohort who as always provided very open and honest feedback regarding the issues /challenges they currently face. The region was also fortunate to host the Army Sergeant Major for a fireside chat, where he provided his perspective on wider Army business and the RAPTC.

Special thanks should also be extended to SSgt Tatton who pulled the week together under the guidance of Q Burrell.

Capt Murdoch was also presented with some very thoughtful leaving gifts, as he prepares to depart for pastures new.
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3 days ago

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A report by WO2 (QMSI) Essam

🏟 Aldershot Military Stadium
📅 Friday 15th March 2019
🏆 Massey Trophy Division 2
🎯 RAPTC 2 - 0 AGC

Very difficult conditions greeted both teams for this fixture as strong winds dominated proceedings.

We started the half against the wind and knew it would be a tough 45 minutes. We dug in, defended superbly and chose to use the counter attack as our tactics. The visitors continued to come forwards with very little effect as we defended from the front with our goal never being troubled.

Mid-way through the half, we broke down the right hand side with a terrific exchange of passes - this leading to a fantastic finish by Sgt (SI) Chadwick. Our determination and clinicalness in front of goal lead us into a first half lead.

The second half started with what can only be described as a ‘worldie’ from SSgt (SSI) Rees who laced a volley from 30 yards into the top corner 🚀

We managed the game throughout, causing the AGC a whole number of problems as they barely had a shot on goal. We continued to dominate the half creating a number of good chances.

To the man, everyone was outstanding. The Manager made three changes with all three substitutes making an impact and getting valuable game time.

We now have two league fixtures remaining this season and hope to finish unbeaten. Up next, the Army Air Corps at home on 5th April.


Royal Army Physical Training Corps, Army Football Association, Army Sport Control Board.
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Congratulations to Sgt (SI) K Bowling who was recently awarded the Corps SM coin for his seamless transition from Class 1 training to being an instructor at the ASPT.

Sgt Bowling has SNCO qualities and bearing way beyond his seniority and works tirelessly to support ASPT business and the wider Corps in a number of key areas.
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4 days ago

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Corps SM update:

Another great night at the NW Branch Dinner (Blackpool) earlier this month. It’s always a privilege to listen to the many achievements of our Association members.

I encourage our serving Soldiers to engage through either myself or the Regimental Secretary and support their local branch.
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