Army Apprentices College

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The Army Apprentices College was a college system in the United Kingdom that offered military training, education and common core skills, leadership and adventurous training, character development and trade training.[1]

Name changes[edit]

On 28 February 1924, a Boys' Technical School was opened by the War Office.[2] Five years later in 1929 it was renamed Army Technical School (Boys).[2] Several more such schools were opened in the 1930s. In 1947, they were renamed as Army Apprentices Schools.[2] The schools were finally renamed as the Army Apprentices Colleges in 1966,[2] though Arborfield's Army Apprentices College was known as Princess Marina College between 1981 and 1995.[3]

List of schools/colleges[edit]

The following locations are listed on the Army Apprentice National Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum[4] (dates are indicated where known):[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Army Apprentices College".
  2. ^ a b c d "Army Apprentices College, Chepstow - History".
  3. ^ "AAS history". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  4. ^ "The Army Apprentice". Army Apprentice Memorial. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Apprentice history". Army Apprentice Memorial. Retrieved 16 September 2016.