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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Congratulations to SSgt (SSI) Baz Mairs RAPTC, who competed at the Brighton BJJ Open this weekend and achieved a Gold Medal. British Army Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Army Sport Control Board ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge congratulations to Army Team member SSgt Stephen Hughes, for being selected onto the Team GB Talent Pathway. ... See MoreSee Less

Continued commitment. A huge congratulations to Army Team member SSgt Stephen Hughes, for being selected onto the Team GB Talent Pathway. Following a great amount of hard work and personal sacrific...

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The RAPTC RFC took on the Army Medical Services on Queens Ave in Aldershot on Wed 7 Feb 18.

The AMS came with force straight from the whistle but the RAPTC stayed calm and soaked up the pressure in the first half. By half time it was 4 tries to 1 to the AMS. The AMS left the door open and the RAPTC capitalised scoring 3 tries and winning the game 31-29 (5 tries each) SSgt R Slade-Jones scored the winning conversion which would be his last play representing the RAPTC.

Rhydian Slade-Jones
Gareth Slade-Jones
Tom Hemming 19RA

Man of the Match:
Rhydian Slade-Jones

Gareth Osborne was awarded his cap for 8 years service to the Team. Well done.

The team also said farewell to 3 players:

Chris Oakes
Chris has played for the team for the best part of 2 decades and has laced up his boots and represented the club well over 150 times during his career. A player that all junior players look up to (literally) he is a player you'd happily have stood next to you on the pitch. A player you definitely don't want to play against!!

Scott Burrell
Scott started his career as a winger over 15 years ago and swiftly made his way to towards the forwards and then finally found himself playing in the front row, a place many people would dread playing. Scotty always put his body on the line for the brothers that battled next to him, he'd be in clip for 2 weeks after a game but always came back for more. No player has bled and sweat more than Scotty.

Rhydian Slade-Jones:
Rhydian officially started playing for the RAPTC in 2012 but had been playing for many years before this. Rhydian has been the backbone of the team since 2012 and his passion for the sport is unquestionable. Representing the RE and Army RL during his career many players looked up to him for his knowledge of the game although at the time he was one of the most junior players in the team. Rhydian has Captained the team on over 30 occasions and has always led by example. Rhydian always came off the pitch smiling. No doubt the highest points scorer for some years with over 100 points to his name and converting a try which would be his last play and securing the win for the team - Rhydian was presented the Corps SM coin for his service to the Corps and the team.
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SSgt Kerman represent Army Rugby League against London Chargers. The reds won 24 - 16 and progressed onto the 3rd round of the Challenge Cup for the first time in 4 years. The Army hope to draw a professional club in the 3rd round which will be a huge opportunity for all players and management. ... See MoreSee Less

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A wrestling match between Army Gymnastic Staff Instructors in France, 1917

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