The training of army apprentices not only as tradesmen but also as soldiers was recognised as having the greatest significance from the very beginning. So it came to be that all the School and College RSMs, with just one exception, were drawn from the ranks of the Brigade of Guards.
Anyone who witnessed or took part in any of the Passing out Parades all agree the standards achieved by all those on parade was as high as that achieved on the annual Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards Parade.
Ex-apprentices have served in many of the world wide conflicts throughout the world and their skills as professional fighting soldiers has always been well based on the training received under the guidance of these past RSMs and their regimental staff
It is hoped that between us all we can write up the stories of each of these RSMs. You are invited to send in your memories of ‘your’ man to be included in the history of the Arborfield Boys’ School.