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The Parachute Regimental Association

The Parachute Regimental Association was originally formed as an Old Comrades Association at the end of World War Two to organise functions and activities for members to continue associations formed during their service with the Regiment and Airborne Forces.

If you are thinking of leaving the Army, through its wide network of branches, The Parachute Regimental Association may be able to offer advice and contacts within your local area and point you in the right direction. Click the links on the right for information on job search, general advice, information and jobs or to keep up to date with what's going on in the PRA check out our Facebook page linked above.

The Parachute Regimental Association is a registered charity and governed by its constitution whose charitable objects are:

  • To promote the efficiency of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces by fostering esprit de corps and maintaining contact between past and present members thereof.
  • To relieve either generally or individually persons who are serving or who have served in The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces or the dependants of such persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.
  • The commemoration and remembrance of those members of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces who have died while on active service; and the encouragement of public recognition of the sacrifice made by such persons.

There are currently 95 Association branches nationwide including Northern Ireland who are each registered with their respective charity regulator.

The Associations membership covers all age groups and the many cap badges that make up Airborne Forces.

All of the branches are keen to recruit those who have recently left the service. If you have recently left the service and are keen to seek out your local branch, please call us on 01206 817077 or e-mail: praadmin@btconnect.com.

Branches welcome visits from serving airborne soldiers and are particularly keen to hear about your experiences in today's Army.

Diary Dates 2014

The 70th anniversary commemoration events of  Normandy 3-7 June and Arnhem 17-21 September 2014 are expected to be fully supported by veterans and families alike. Should you be considering attending any one or both of these events, you are advised to contact a Tour Provider or in the case for RHQ PARA, contact Tours International on 01892 515825 to secure your place on an RHQ PARA organised tour as soon as possible.

For detailed information regarding the 70th Normandy Commemoration please see "Normandy 70" on the main Regimental Webpage 

The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Memorial Day

At the National Memorial Arboretum


Saturday 21st June 2014



The Programme and Timings for the day


NMA Opens              0900hrs

PRA AGM                  1000hrs


Main Guests arrive   1100-1130hrs

Principle Guest

Lieutenant General Sir Geoffrey Howlett KCB MC


Memorial Service     1200hrs

Conducted by the Reverend Paul Abram MVO MA


Wreath laying           1245 -1315hrs

At the Memorial to the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, for those who wish to lay wreaths.


Buffet Lunch             1300-1445hrs

In the main Corporate Hospitality area


Dispersal                  1500hrs


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