Future Dates for 2017/18

RAPTC Remembrance Service – 16 Sep 17

Field of Remembrance 9 Nov 17 –  London

Cenotaph Parade 12 Nov 17 – London

North West Branch AGM & Christmas Function 5 Dec 17 – Blackpool

South West Branch Dinner 24 Feb 18 –  Nr Bristol

North West Branch Reunion Dinner 3 Mar 18 –  Blackpool

North East Branch Golf/Dinner Sat 7th Apr 18 – Scarborough

Eastern Branch Golf/Dinner 13 Apr 18 – Bury St Edmunds

South East Branch Golf/Dinner 12 May 18 – Portsmouth

Scottish Branch Golf/Dinner 1-2 Jun 18 – Kinross

RAPTC Biennial Reunion 14,15 & 16 Sep 18 – Aldershot

North East Branch Remembrance Parade 11 Nov 18 – York



The RAPTC Scottish Branch commissioned a roll of bespoke tartan which is recognised as the official tartan for the RAPTC. The Scottish Branch own a roll and it is possible to order lengths of the tartan to make personal items such as kilts, waistcoats, trousers, ties, cushion covers, handbags etc. etc.

Anyone interested in ordering a length of tartan material to make their own personalised items should contact Lt Col (Retd) Dougie Peters in the first instance on:

Tel: 0131 310 3639



 The RAPTC Association commissioned a painting in 2010 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Corps.  Only 150 copies were made and there are a small number of prints remaining which are available from the Regimental Secretary at a cost of £35.00.  Anyone interested in purchasing a print should contact the Regimental Secretary on:

Tel: 01252 787161

Job Description AT

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Adventure Training Manager for Marthwaite Farm Park and Camp Site

A job opportunity has become available and the owner of the company who is an ex Officer is keen to employ an individual with RAPTC experience.  Brief details are below and a more detailed job description is attached.


Essentially the job is to set up an adventure training activity centre and to run it as an autonomous part of the diversified BJC Estates enterprise.

Phase One –  Designing and Planning an Adventure Training Operation based at Marthwaite Foot

Phase Two –  Operating and Adventure Training Enterprise

Most of this will involve interaction with members of the public, including mainly children and young persons.

However, the proprietor and managing director, Brian Capstick (himself ex-service) is personally very committed to playing a role in supporting the rehabilitation of mentally and/or physically disabled ex-servicemen and emergency service workers, and some experience of that sort of work would be a decided advantage.

The company will also seek to attract regular schoolchildren’s visits for geography and science field trips, and the incumbent would be expected to help with this.  Family residential accommodation in Sedbergh may be available for the right candidate.

Anyone interested should contact Nick Edwards at the following address or email address; Nick will reply within 5 working days:

Address:  BJC-UK (Estates)Ltd, Birks Farm, Birks Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5HQ


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North West Branch Christmas Function and AGM – 5 December 2017 

For more information on the above event please contact your Branch Secretary.


Bereavement – Ex WO2 (QMSI) Duncan Russell

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Ex (QMSI) Duncan Russell known to his friends as Jock, who sadly passed away on the 18th Aug 2017.

The funeral will take place at 1145hrs on the 30th Aug 17 at St Helen’s Church, Etwall, Main Street, Derby, DE65 6LP.

Condolence cards can be sent to the family:

2 Sealand Way, Handworth Wilmslow, SK9 3PT