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AAS Recruiting Film

British Pathe Preview

A Proud Career

AAS Recruiting Booklet of the 1940s

Arborfield Army Apprentices Barracks

Now you see it, now you don’t.

Arborfield Memorials.

Headstones of those who left us too soon.

Arborfield Apprentice Award Boards

Search for the Army Apprentice Award boards by Alan Jones 61B.

Army Apprentices in the beginning

The very early days of the Army Apprentices Schools

Army Apprentices School - Prospectus


Army Apprentices School – 1945 to 1948

Photos and documents relating to Intake 45A through to 1948.

Army Apprentices School – 1949 to 1952


Army Apprentices School – Post 1954


Army Technical Foundation College - History


Army Technical Foundation College - Closure


Audio interviews of Arborfield Experiences

Imperial War Museum audio interviews with some Arborfield Apprentices and staff sharing memories of life there.

AAS Arborfield – Demolition


Bits o’ Kit


Brigadier E G Bailey R.E.M.E.

Passing of the Commandant of the Arborfield AAC 1970 – 1973.

Camp Cinema

List of films shown during the period 1949 to 1952.

Careers for Boys

1937 Pamphlet – “The Training of an Army Apprentice Tradesman in the Army”

CSM Douglas Huxley M.M. Grenadier Guards.

Daily Telegraph Obituary for CSM ‘Duggie’ Huxley M.M.

Colonel F. A. H. Magee, East Surrey Regiment.

Passing of the Commandant of the Arborfield AAS 1953 – 1955.

Dedication to The Intakes of 1953

In celebration of their 50th anniversary

Digby ‘Otto Von Pivka’ Smith 51A

Arborfield to award winning author. (Links to an external site)


A very early Army Apprentice

Kit Layout


Kit List

Initial issue of kit from CQMS


The memories in verse of Ted Fus Blowers, Permanent Staff, AAS Arborfield.

Nominal Roll – Permanent Staff

1949 to 1953

Passing Out Parade Programs.

Various POP programs, more needed.

Princess Marina College

Building project details

Provost Sergeant Fred Silver


R.A.O.C. Boys

The transfer of R.A.O.C. Boys to become Army Apprentices.

Remembering the Arborfield days of 61B.

Photographic collection of 61B, 1961-64.

Ron MARKS’ Photographic Record


“The Arborfield Bride”

Author – Trevor Stubberfield (52A)

The Soldier Apprentice Part 1.

The Soldier Apprentice Part 2.

War Office Recruiting Film from September 1951.

Typical 49B Barrack Room of The Period






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