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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Last month SSgt (SSI) Jez Clarkson RAPTC, 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, was fortunate enough to take part in the 73rd anniversary of Operation Market Garden, with 16 Air Assault Brigade and Paratroopers from other nations including America, Germany, Poland and Holland taking part in the parachute drop onto the 1944 drop zone "Y" at Ginkel Heath. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Sgt (SI) Nic Santangeli RAPTC who enjoyed success in his final fight of 2017 in the UK Fighting Championships. He has had an impressive year with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss. British Army Army Sport Control Board ... See MoreSee Less

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For the first time in our Corps' history, the RAPTC rowing team entered the Joint Services Regatta in the Novice 8 category successfully securing first place. After an impressive performance rowing in a coxed quad and smaller boats at the Army Regatta in June 2017, the team made the decision to learn how to row in an 8 in order to compete at the JSR. The fact that it was the first time the RAPTC had raced in an 8 at the JSR made this win even more impressive.

The team also competed for other categories with great performances against extremely strong and well-drilled Navy and RAF crews.

Capt Sawyer and WO2 Pollock - 2nd in the Masters 2X
Capt Jackson and WO2 Southern-Naylor - 3rd in the Open 2X
Capt Jackson/Capt Sawyer/WO2 Pollock/WO2 Southern-Naylor - 2nd in the Coxed 4

The RAPTC rowing team have enjoyed a successful 12 months and now have their sights set on the civilian River Head Races through the Autumn and Winter.

The team would like to thank Lorna from Kineton Station and Cas Wootten for stepping in as the Cox in the Novice 4 and Novice 8 races. A huge thanks must also go to the team sponsors - Servicesport
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Members of the RAPTC Association gathered at the RAPTC Memorial within the grounds of the NMA on Saturday 16 September 2017. The aim of the day was to provide an opportunity for Association members to congregate at the RAPTC Memorial for a service of remembrance and then to gather in an informal setting to meet and greet old friends and acquaintances.

Over 180 serving and retired members of the Association attended in weather that was kind with no rain. The service was conducted by Mgr Cannon R Corrigan and finished with a sound rendition of the Corps march by all those in the congregation.

The service was followed by a buffet lunch in the marquee during which the Annual RAPTC Awards for 2017 were presented to the worthy recipients by the Colonel Commandant RAPTC - Lt Gen J Bashall CBE.
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Congratulations to the following RAPTCI’s, who competed and enjoyed success at the Army Judo Championships held in Aldershot last week.

Capt (MAA) R Pierce RAPTC: Gold U73 Kgs Masters and Bronze for U73 Kgs Closed.

Sgt (SI) B Gates RAPTC: Silver U73 Kgs Novice.

Sgt (SI) M Qasim RAPTC: Bronze U81 Kgs Novice. British Army Judo Association Army in the South East
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