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Pegasus Journal

Pegasus is the Regimental Journal of the Parachute Regiment and is published three times a year with two Journals and one Yearbook. The yearbook is now dedicated to the Parachute Regimental Association and the Journals also carry important PRA news as well as Obituaries and Last Post.

In order that we can maintain the standard now established we need to ensure that readers renew subscriptions and encourage others to order their own copy. Please help us to help you. Subscription is only £20.00 a year in the UK, £26.00 in Europe and Rest of World via overseas surface Mail (approx. 6-8 weeks delivery) or £32.00 via Airmail (approx 5 days delivery).

To subscribe to Pegasus, please download and complete a subscription form and Direct Debit instruction and send to the Subscriptions manager at the address below.

For submission of articles and further information please contact the Pegasus Journal Office in the following ways


Mail

Subscriptions Manager
Pegasus Journal
Regimental Headquarters
The Parachute Regiment
Merville Barracks
Circular Road South
Colchester
Essex CO2 7UT

Tel: (01206) 817088
Fax: (01206) 817076

e-mail

lisa@pegasusjournal.org

You can now pay for your subscription and buy single editions including back copies using your credit/debit card. Call  01206817088 for more details.

Airborne Forces Emblem

The Emblem of the airborne forces is Bellerophon mounted on the winged horse Pegasus. The first recorded instance of an airborne warrior, his exploits are recounted in Greek Mythology where he is chiefly famous for slaying the fire-breathing monster Chimaera.

Mounted on Pegasus, with spear in hand, Bellerophon rode into the air, swooped down upon the monster and destroyed it.

pegasus emblem
This Emblem was chosen for the British Airborne Forces by the late Lieutenant General Sir Frederick ("Boy") Browning GCVO, KBE, CB, DSO, DL, when he was appointed to raise Airborne Forces in 1941. The emblem was designed in May,1942, by Major Edward Seago, to be worn on the arms of all Airborne soldiers.

In 1946 a beautiful statuette, the work of the sculptress, Mrs. A.R.Oxenford, was accepted by the Royal Academy. It was commissioned by the trustees of the Airborne Forces Security Fund and presented by them to the museum of the Airborne Forces in Aldershot on the 1st October 1968.

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