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About Hadrian's Old Boys Association
"ARTE SUPERBIA, et CONATU"
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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 58 years since Colonel Fane Gladwin and a small staff assembled at Hadrian's Camp in 1959, to open the new Apprentices' School in 1960. Their 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 the nine years of its existence 2785 Apprentices passed through the gates, including the 270 that originally came from Arborfield and Chepstow to set up the School and 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.
In 2012 it was agreed that a motto that described the essence of the Hadrian's Apprentice be found for the Association. It was the general consensus that it should include the words, "With Skill, Pride and Endeavour", hence the new motto:- " Arte Superbia, et Conatu".
Aims of the Association
To bring 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
Hadrian's is 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 click the Donate Button below. You can either use a Debit or Credit Card or donate via a PayPal account.
Please use the Contact Form below for any general queries. You could also use the Message Forum, (Registration is 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 Colin Taylor BEM using the contact form shown below.