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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UKUP Southern Championship 💪🏻

Congratulations to Sgt (SI) Grose RAPTC who competed within the Men’s Physique Under 178cm UKUP Southern Champs on Sat 20 Apr.

Sgt Grose, assisted by his coach SSgt (SSI) Tatton RAPTC, placed 5th overall earning a spot at the UKUP Professional Qualifier Competition in October.
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Congratulations to Sgt (SI) Harris RAPTC who was selected as Assistant Referee for the UK South Minor Unit Cup Final on Wednesday 17 Apr.

4 RMP ran out winners beating ARMCEN 4-1.

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Ex Aphrodite Apostles ☀️

On Friday 12th April Ex Aphrodite Apostles (Cyprus) saw it’s last 2 dives; rounding off 10 days with a 35m Dive on the Zenobia and a 32m Dive on the rarely dived Alexandria.

The Sub Aqua Diving Expedition was busy, enjoyable but successful in developing members of the RAPTC in Sub Aqua Diving and Promoting JSATW(C)’s Sub Aqua Branch.

Over the 10 days we saw qualification of 4 new BSAC Sports Divers including full depth progression to 35m, an introduction to live deco diving and their first penetration of a wreck. 2 members also completed all BSAC Dive Leader lessons, and 4 qualified as CFATs, A joint service recognised Diving First Aid qualification.

With 156 dives between the group over 19 different dives all that was missing was the sun.

A successful Expedition had by all participants. We look forward to the next adventure next year.
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On Friday 12th April the National Football Manager Gareth Southgate OBE visited the Army Foundation College in Harrogate to gain an understanding of how the MOD prepares their soldiers’ physically for the future. The MOD uses an evidence based, scientific approach.

Sgt (SI) Chadwick RAPTC is explaining to Gareth the importance of adolescent physical development.

Sgt (SI) Chadwick is part of a small team at the forefront of instruction. Well done.
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2 weeks ago

Royal Army Physical Training Corps

A report by Sgt (SI) Davies

🏟 Aldershot Military Stadium
📅 Friday 5th April 2019
🏆 Massey Trophy Division 2
🎯 RAPTC 1 - 0 AAC

Today saw the RAPTC face off against the Army Air Corps who are the current league leaders. The RAPTC started off playing some really attractive football, composed and tenacious.

The visitors pressed forward at every opportunity but we defended superbly and our goalkeeper Sgt (SI) Dan Winter made some fantastic saves.

Mid-way through the half, we was awarded a free kick outside the box and up stepped WO2 (QMSI) Jay Essam who unleashed an absolute trademark free kick into the top corner leaving the visitor’s goalkeeper helpless. The RAPTC took a 1-0 lead into halftime. ⚽️

The second half started in the same ‘nip and tuck’ manner as the first but the grit and determination from every RAPTC player kept the Army Air Corps at bay. The match finished 1-0 to the RAPTC.

An outstanding team performance!

We now have one final league fixture remaining this season. Up next, the Army Medical Services at Litchfield on 3rd May.


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