Hadrians Old Boys Association
ROLL of HONOUR
THE EARLY YEARS
2.THE EARLY YEARS
3. REUNION 2019
5. MEMORIALS & REMEMBRANCE
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Old Boys Association
"ARTE SUPERBIA, et CONATU"
The original blazer (Mufti) badge
The original Cap Badge
The replacement blazer (Mufti) badge
This site is the result of technology finally catching up with some of the Old
Boys and the realisation
that the Internet has further repercussions than the roar of an RSM.
It is 63
years since Colonel Fane Gladwin and a small staff assembled at Hadrian's Camp
in 1959, to open the new
Apprentices' School in 1960.
enthusiasm, hard work and imagination in those early days laid the foundations
for the well, established
School that greeted all of us on arrival at Hadrian's Camp.
In 1966 the
School became a College and the traditional three year Apprentice courses were
changed to complete the
training in only two years.
In the nine
years of its existence 2823 Apprentices passed through the gates, including the
279 that originally came
from Arborfield and Chepstow to set up the School and the later addition of
The good image of the Army
that was created in Hadrian's Camp has been reflected throughout the World,
wherever the British soldier was
to be found.
The Roman Eagle became the badge and
emblem for the school / college. Over the years the entablature held by the
eaglesí talons changed from AAS to AAC to what we have today, HOB, representing
Hadrianís Old Boys. As shown in the Eagle above.
In 2012 it
was agreed that a motto that described the essence of the Hadrian's Apprentice
be found for the
It was the
general consensus that it should include the words, "With Skill, Pride and
Endeavour", hence the new motto:-
Superbia, et Conatu ".
Aims of the
together as many as possible HOB's with a view of renewing old friendships and
having a good reunion
weekend break every two years.
If you know
of any other HOB's then pass on these site details.
Send in your
photos and we will publish them on the
Photo Album Pages.
Donations or Payments
to Hadrian's Old Boys
a non-subscription Association and to maintain the site and Association it is
reliant on Donations.
To make a
donation or payment to Hadrian's Old Boys Association, please contact Ken Carver
or David Spence for ways to
the Contact Form below for any general queries. You could also use the
required), to leave any messages that you feel need to be passed on.
If there are
any old boys, wishing to join the Association or if there
is a query with regard to the site
or its content, then please
contact Ken Carver using the contact form shown below.
Ken Carver (Moderator)
08 March 2022