Beachley Old Boys Association

Membership of the Association

Membership of the Beachley Old Boys Association is open to All Ex Beachley Apprentices and permanent staff.

If you are an ex-apprentice and not yet a member of the Beachley Old Boys Association then please seriously consider joining us


  1. To encourage esprit de corps by providing a means of uniting all past members of the Army Apprentices School College, Beachley.
  2. To maintain old friendships by means of social gatherings.
  3. To keep in contact, through the medium of the Membership Secretary and website for all
  4. Generally to maintain and further the dignity and good name of the Army Apprentices School/College, Beachley and of those who passed through it.

To join or find out more, please contact the Secretary

Derek Fox

51 Church Close


Kings Lynn


PE32 1JJ

Telephone: +44 (0)  1760 338483

[email protected]

9 thoughts on “Beachley Old Boys Association”

  1. Hi my Dad William David Hayward was a Member of Boba for many years. He served in Japan and about 15-20 years ago he received a book in the post from Kure City Hiroshima. The book is in Japanese and my Dad never talked about his army days and sadly he passed away 5 years ago after a long battle with dementia and Parkinson’s and I was wondering if there was anyone still alive who served with him I think it was in the 1950’s. Also I was wondering if you knew anywhere I could get the book translated? Thanks for reading this x

  2. To keep the name of the Beachley Old Boys going !, I’d like to join please. 1 Rifles will be leaving soon and who knows what will become of the site should the MoD release it.

  3. Hi,
    I spent 2 mainly happy years in C Company AAC Chepstow. I met some great lads who I still keep in contact with. It was a very sad day when it closed its gates ending a long and distinguished period. We met some of the old boys there when we hosted the BOBA weekend in 83, they had some great stories to tell of their time there, and some sad and often harrowing tales of their active service. These men were in their 70’s, ’80s and even 90’s back then in 83 so you can imagine the sights they saw in both World War 1 & World War 2 as well as Korea, but they would tell us what they experienced with most often humour tinged with sadness. The thought that all that history and service could just be forgotten by the people in Whitehall in order to save a few quid when they waste so much on themselves makes my blood boil! Hopefully, BOBA will keep that history alive, I salute you for your efforts.
    Best Wishes
    A/T Byrne

  4. My husband Austin Hines (Aussie) was at Chepstow 52A. I wondered if anyone remembered him from that time. His number was 22794105. He died in June 2018 and I would like to find some of his old colleagues. He was in Singapore for a while at 42 base workshops.

    Unfortunately, I do not have any photographs from that time. He also played hockey for Rene so that might help.

  5. Like all things in Life ,things become more important with time. I would really like to “catch up” with any or all that were associated with 69C Group, Nick Johnson,Mick Perkins, Pete Edwards n the ” Gang” ,where are you.? Chairz.

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