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The Constitution Objective is:

 

To promote the efficiency of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces by fostering espirit 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 dependents of such persons who are in conditions of need hardship or distress.

 

Membership of the Association is open to all ranks past and present of the Parachute Regiment, regular and TA, including members of other regiments who have served or are serving a tour with the Parachute Regiment. In addition all others who have served or are serving with a British Airborne Formation or Unit are eligible for membership

All branches are keen to recruit those who have recently left the service.

Branch members also welcome visits from serving soldiers and are particularly keen to hear about your experiences in today’s Army.

To see a list of all branches please click here.

THE PARACHUTE REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION (PRA)
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 2006

1. ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP.

All past and present members of Airborne Forces are welcome to join the PRA. This unique Association has over 13,000 members worldwide with over 100 branches in the UK alone.

Normal Membership

Normal Membership of the Association is available to: -
a. Whosoever has served as a qualified military parachutist in The Parachute Regiment is entitled to full membership. Members of the Association will have the right to vote, hold office and wear the insignia of the Association.
b. It is also available for any officer or other rank who has served on the War Establishment of a Parachute Battalion or Parachute Brigade Headquarters during the Second World War prior to 6th September 1945.
c.  It is also available to any person who, in the opinion of the Committee, has rendered special service to the Regiment.

Associate Membership 

Associate Membership of the Association is available to: -
a. Whosoever has qualified as a military parachutist and served in a British airborne/air assault or Special Forces unit may be considered for associate membership of the Association. Associate Members of the Association will have the right to vote, hold office and wear the insignia of the Association.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership of the Association is available to: -
a. Those who have served as a qualified military parachutist in foreign airborne units may be considered for affiliate membership of the Association so long as they are able to prove their airborne credentials to the full satisfaction of the Regional Secretary.
b. The normal subscription shall be payable by Affiliate members. Affiliate Members of the Association will not have the right to vote, hold office and wear the insignia of the Association with the exception of a Branch Tie should there be one.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RATE - LIFE    Membership £7.50  (O.A.P. Rate £5.00).

2.        PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY.

Documentary proof of service must accompany this application. A photocopy is sufficient. If applicants do not still have documentary proof, they must write to the Army Records Centre to obtain the relevant parts of their Record of Service.

The address is: Army Personnel Centre, Historic Disclosures, Mailpoint 400, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX.
 
TO BE A WORTHWHILE MEMBER YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN YOUR LOCAL BRANCH.
 
Being a member of a branch will enable the local branch Secretary to pass Association information on to you. Details of your nearest branch will be supplied by return of post. Alternatively please advise us of the branch you wish to join in your local area. We will inform the branch Secretary who will in turn advise you of branch meetings and activities.
 

The Parachute Regimental Association
Regimental Headquarters
The Parachute Regiment
Merville Barracks
Circular Rd South
Colchester
CO2 7UT

Telephone: Civil:
Military:
01206 817077 / 817073
94651 7077 / 7073
Email: PRA Sec:
Asst to PRA Sec:
secretary.pra@btconnect.com
pra@parachute-regiment.com

Click here for a downloadable Membership Application Form.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution
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Branch Committee Guidance
 
 
 

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