The Royal Army Physical Training Corps’ (RAPTC) motto, mens sana in corpore sano, means a healthy mind in a healthy body, their job is to keep British Army personnel fit to fight at all times.
The RAPTC Museum, based in Aldershot, has recently gone through a refurbishment with many new items on display telling the story of the corps since its formation on September 11, 1860.
The RAPTC pride themselves on producing Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) who can deliver professional training and health advice but also develop the skills and confidence needed to lead.
Forces Radio BFBS Aldershot’s Richard Wyeth has been along to the museum and spoke to Curator Eli Dawson about some of the updates the museum has gone through…
There are many items of clothing, pictures and more on display from members of the Corps who have represented Great Britain at both the Summer and Winter Olympics and there is even a cauldron from the London 2012 Games.
The museum highlights the Corps training regimes during the First & Second World Wars including equipment used at the time.
The museum is open Monday to Friday at Fox Lines in Aldershot Garrison. It is free entry but you will need ID to get in as the museum is situated behind the wire.