Buildings and Structures in Harrogate: Army Apprentices School, Harrogate, Army Foundation College, St George's House, Harrogate

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Army Apprentices School, Harrogate, Army Foundation College, St George's House, Harrogate, Harrogate International Centre, Old Swan Hotel, St George's Road, Cng Stadium, Red Cat Cottage. Excerpt: The Army Apprentices School, Harrogate (AAS Harrogate), established in 1947, was sited either side of Penny Pot Lane, outside ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Army Apprentices School, Harrogate, Army Foundation College, St George's House, Harrogate, Harrogate International Centre, Old Swan Hotel, St George's Road, Cng Stadium, Red Cat Cottage. Excerpt: The Army Apprentices School, Harrogate (AAS Harrogate), established in 1947, was sited either side of Penny Pot Lane, outside Harrogate using Uniacke and Hildebrande Barracks. The School was renamed the Army Apprentices College, Harrogate (AAC Harrogate) in 1966 (in line with other such establishments) and thus remained so until its eventual closure after the Final Graduation Parade on 2 August 1996. The trades taught at the school in the 1950s, divided into categories according to which Corps the apprentices would join on completion of their course, (each course usually lasting three years at that time) were: The RE Survey wing (Royal Engineers land surveyors and mapmakers) moved from AAS Harrogate to AAS Chepstow over a period of a year between 1960 and 1961. Survey apprentices were trained there until Chepstow Army Apprentices College (as it had become in 1966) was finally closed in 1994. In 1968 under the stewardship of S/Sgt Alan Dobison the AAC Harrogate football team of Scott Sqn became the 1st AAC team to retain the Army AAC's FA Cup. In a thrilling final in 1967 they defeated Phillips Sqn of Harrogate 7 - 6 in a mud bath after being 6 - 1 down at half time. In 1968 they defeated AAC Arborfield 2 - 1 in another exciting final. A feat which was remarkable because Scott Sqn "lost" 8 members of the 1967 team who had passed out from the College. During the Royal Corps of Signals tenure at the Army Apprentices' College, Harrogate, the camp held two major forms of squaddie competition. The main one was the 'Champion Squadron' competition, that w... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=9009851

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  • ISBN-13: 9781157082934
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/27/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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