Corps titles

 The RAPTC has undergone several changes in title since forming in 1860 as the Army Gymnastic Staff. These reflect its changing role in the British Army. Under every title, it has worn the crossed swords and crown cap badge and has carried out its primary role of maintaining the fitness and fighting capacity of the British soldier.


     1860 – Army Gymnastic Staff

  1919 – Army Physical Training Staff

  1940 – Army Physical Training Corps

  2010 – Royal Army Physical Training Corps