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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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VETERANS GATEWAY

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In Memorium
RAPTC Museum

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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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1 day ago

Royal Army Physical Training Corps

Corps SM update:

An informative visit to both BATUS and Trails End Camp (TEC). It is 16 years since I exercised in BATUS; not much has changed!
TEC remains an outstanding capability that serves to support the retention and education / development of Service personnel.

Thanks are extended to the OC Maj (MAA) R Bailey and his team for the comprehensive visit programme and kind hospitality.
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Royal Army Physical Training Corps

Corps SM update:

Whilst visiting BATUS we had the opportunity to say farewell to this absolute legend !!!

SMI ‘Si’ Naylor is one of the most respected Warrant Officers I know. He has instructed / coached / mentored countless RAPTCIs and Service personnel. His personality is infectious; he is the kind of person you just want to be around.

Good luck to you and your family as you embark upon the next chapter of your life.
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5 days ago

Royal Army Physical Training Corps

Congratulations to SSgt (SSI) Martin-James Brightey RAPTC, who represented Brunei against China and Guan in the 2018 Asia Rugby Championship East at the Belapan stadium. ... See MoreSee Less

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Royal Army Physical Training Corps

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

This beautiful oil portrait of Lt-Col Sir G.M Fox, Inspector of Physical Training 1890-97.

Colonel Fox was a relentless innovator, devising many new training programmes and patenting the spring bayonet which allowed safer practice of bayonet training. He oversaw a radical restructuring of the Army School of Physical Training, ordering the building of the gym - now called Fox gym - which is still today the primary gym at the ASPT. He also ordered, at his own expense, the construction of the first athletics pitch.

The site of the ASPT was renamed Fox Lines in his honour in 1894
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