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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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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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THE SPARTANS V REME (Wed 10 May 17) Match report
10 of The Spartans met this morning at Keogh Barracks for training then headed up to Aldershot to meet the remaining 3 players. With only 13 players the team had a mammoth task ahead of them. The 18 man REME squad had 2 days perfecting drills and tactics for the fixture and came fully prepared.
The game got off to a fast start with REME scoring 2 tries in the first 10 minutes. The REME continued to pile on the pressure really testing The Spartans defence. The REME scored a further 2 tries before The Spartans scored their first try. The last 10 seen a couple more tries from both teams in and end to end the half.
The Spartans came out fast in the second half scoring 2 very quick well-deserved tries. The REME looked a little shaken by the 2 fast tries that were scored. They looked around thinking is this the same team we just played in the first half but the well-drilled team seemed to recompose and reapply the pressure scoring another 2 tries.
The Spartans really tested the REME defence today and final result doesn't truly reflect the game. All 13 Spartans left everything on the pitch today and all deserve a pat on the back. Anyone that has played Rugby League will know that it's always going to be a tough day with no subs. A huge well done to Stuart Silvester for dusting off his boots to play a full 80 minutes - still got it!! Another huge well done to 3 new Spartans players that took to pitch only learning the rules at 1000 this morning.
Final Score REME 96 - The Spartans 32
Man of the match - Pte Roche
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SSgt (SSI) Young RAPTC

1500m UK North Athletics Champion with a time of 4 minutes and 27 seconds and no he did not achieve this effort in his Corps Mufti. SSgt Young is looking to better this time in the Army and Inter Corps Champs on Wed 24 May with aspirations to qualify for the Army team this year.
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RAPTC GOLF

On the 28th April 2017 the RAPTC Annual Sports Awards Dinner was held in the Holiday Inn Hotel in Farnborough. The night was enjoyed by all who attended and it turned out be a very successful night for RAPTC Golf. The RAPTC Golf committee would like to congratulate our players for receiving the awards listed below.

RAPTC Golf Most improved - SSgt (SSI) S Turner
RAPTC Golf Player of the year - SSgt (SSI) S Hawkins
RAPTC Sportsman of the year - SSgt (SSI) S Hawkins
RAPTC Sport Team of the year - RAPTC Golf Team

Winning the Sports Team of the year was a real testament to the success of our team over the year.
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Capt (MAA) C M Roberts RAPTC has been selected as a Referee and Judge for the Youth Commonwealth Games which will be held in the city of Nassau, Bahamas.

The RAPTC congratulates him on being selected as the only England representative.
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