Timeline

1860     Formation of the Army Gymnastic Staff

1861     First Army gymnasium built

1865     Army Physical Training Regulation published

1871     Lt Col Hammersley appointed as the first Inspector of Gymnasia

1880     The first Royal Tournament takes place at London Olympia

1894     Headquarters (Fox) Gymnasium completed

1900     Command Bath completed

1906     Introduction of the Ling (Swedish) system of gymnastics

1908     First Manual of Physical Training published

1915     AGS responsible for bayonet training

1916     School of Physical & Bayonet Training formed in St Pol, France

1919     AGS renamed Army Physical Training Staff

1922     RAMC Hygiene Specialists attached to APTS HQ

1927     Major Wand-Tetley & Captain Bradley-Williams visit Ollerup to        assess suitability of the Niels Bukh system of gymnastics

1931     Revised Manual of Physical of Physical Training published

1937     Recruit Physical Development Depots established

1940     APTS renamed as the Army Physical Training Corps

1942     “Fighting Fit and Fit to Fight” motto adapted by the Corps.

1943     First APTC Remedial Instructors training manual published

1945     Field Marshal Montgomery becomes first Colonel Commandant 

1948     Fox Gymnasium hosts the Olympic Games Modern Pentathlon

          Fencing competition

1958     Army Outward Bound School formed at Tywyn

1960     APTC awarded Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot

1981     APTC awarded Freedom of the Borough of  Rushmoor

1992     First women to be capbadged into the APTC

1994     Army School of Physical Training Aldershot renamed ‘Fox Lines’

1999     APTC Display Team perform at the final Royal Tournament

2010     "Royal’ title awarded to the APTC

2011      RAPTC awarded Freedom of the Borough of Rushmoor

2015     Closure of ASPT Germany