Objects from the collection 

The Museum collection reflects the variety of activities carried on by the Corps and its location in the historic military area of Aldershot. 

Objects include training and sports equipment, uniforms, paintings and insignia, as well as  trophies and medals awarded to members of the Corps for sporting prowess and on active service.

The RAPTC is still an integral part of the British Army. Corps' standards and annually awarded trophies are on display within the Museum.   



Durkin medal set

WO2 (QMSI) Bernie Durkin was attached to 1/7th Gurkha Rifles who formed part of the Task Force during the Falklands War. Keeping the troops in top physical condition during the journey had a crucial role in enabling them to contend with the harsh conditions of the South Atlantic.



Dumbbells

Used by the Army Gymnastic Staff 1860-1906. This type of equipment was very popular in early physical training but was gradually superseded by ideas of rhythmic, apparatus-free gymnastic movement.



Rodgers  trophy

The Rodgers trophy has been awarded annually since 1985 to serving or former members of the Corps for excellence in Adventure Training. It is removed from the Museum each year to be presented and the name of the latest winner engraved.     



Akabusi singlet

WO2 (QMSI) Kriss Akabusi served in the APTC between 1981-90, combining his military career with a distinguished sporting career.

This singlet was worn by Kriss at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where he was part of the British team that took silver in the 4x400m relay