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The Parachute Regimental Association (PRA) was formed at the end of the Second World War to further the interests of The Parachute Regiment and to organise functions and activities so members could continue associations formed during their service with the Regiment and Airborne Forces.

PRA membership covers all age groups and different cap badges with branches nationwide, including Northern Ireland. Meetings are generally held monthly to organise social functions, visits, reunions, pilgrimages, battlefield tours and, of course, to catch up on the latest Regimental news and gossip over a drink or two.


Is a charity which supports The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families and those affected by recent operations, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage … Read more … 

SSAFA … Kent

We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family and financial issues.

Your first point of call …
Opening times

Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00 All case referrals should be emailed to the Branch Secretary at
Contact Details >>> Phone: 01622 792 363 <<<

Pegasus Journal

All ex/members of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces are entered into the next available issue of the Pegasus Journal.

We would require the following information to do this:
Full Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Service Number
Units Served

Write to:
Pegasus Journal
Merville Barracks


TELEPHONE >>> Colchester (01206) 817088


Laura McPhilemy
Regimental Welfare Officer

The Parachute Regiment … Tel: (01206) 817103

The Parachute Regiment Charity helped over 118 people this quarter. 78K was given in grants to assist with mental health employment training, household goods, priority debt, mobility, house adaptations and funerals. People have been helped in the UK and internationally. If you are a serving soldier or Airborne veteran and require welfare assistance please contact me on

Regimental Welfare Officer
Regimental Welfare Officer

In order to provide assistance contact either SSAFA 08007 314 880 or the RBL 0808 802 8080. They will complete a Form A (request for assistance) and send it to either The Airborne Forces Security Fund or Support our Paras. Once verification of service has been received assistance can be given.

If you or your family are sick or need advice … please talk to someone. Veterans with welfare needs should contact The Royal British Legion, SSAFA or The Officers’ Association. These organisations have case workers who can assist you promptly and professionally and will approach RHQ on your behalf, if appropriate. Read more …

Combat Stress

The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.

For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres.

We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future. Get help now 0800 138 1619

Call our free 24-hour Helpline for veterans and serving military personnel and their families … Read more …

RHQ – PRA … London & South East PRA Branches