The Parachute Regiment Charity and the Afghanistan Trust have merged under the new name SUPPORT OUR PARAS. To read the letter from the Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment about the merger of the Parachute Regiment Charity and the Afghanistan Trust, click the link in the right hand panel.
Registered Charity No 214015
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.
Registered Charity No 206552
The Airborne Forces Security Fund was set up in 1942 and provides help for all those members, ex-members, and their dependants who are in financial difficulties. The Fund originally relied on donations and bequests. In 1947 as the wartime units were disbanded their funds were donated to the Security Fund. These were invested and still provide income today.
In the 1980s the day's pay scheme was started and all officers and other ranks serving toady pay one day's pay per annum towards welfare and Regimental activities.Part of this sum comes to the Security Fund. Donations and bequests however are vitally important and gratefully received. The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees who meet twice a year to decide policy.
To contact the Fund direct: Write to: The Airborne Forces Security Fund, RHQ PARA, Merville Barracks, Colchester, Essex. CO2 7UT Telephone (01206) 817078 or 01206 817079 - Military (9) 46660 7078 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.