Our first blog post!

Welcome to the AGC Museum’s website! Feel free to have a nose around; we have information on the history of the AGC, what we do at the museum as well as information regarding visiting us. Keep an eye out for some upcoming blog posts about research the staff have been doing, as well as the occasional ‘behind the scenes’ post.

We are also now on social media: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram @AGCMuseum

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Since you’re here…

The picture below is the same one used on our front page, and shows the Corps of Army Schoolmasters (CAS) and Queen’s Army Schoolmistresses (QAS) posted in Aldershot in 1919.

At the point of this photograph, the CAS were no longer teaching children as that became the remit of the QAS. The CAS taught the soldiers themselves, but were also heavily involved in the first Army Resettlement Scheme. The CAS also provided talks, newspapers, and libraries for soldiers. Soon after this picture was taken there was a bit of a shake up, with the Army Educational Corps being formed in replacement of the CAS. The QAS were not disbanded until 1946, when they were replaced by a civilian led service called the British Families Education Service (BFES).

If you would like to find out more about education in the army, keep your eyes peeled as we have a blog post coming up all about it. You can also have a look at our RAEC information page, and of course feel free to come and see us in the museum!