The Parachute Regiment Association Durham Branch
The Parachute Regiment Association Durham Branch has meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Masonic Hall, Consett, County Durham starting at 1930 hrs. Members form up from around 1915hrs where they can get a drink from the fully licensed onsite bar. The meetings are official but with an easy going atmosphere with input encourage from all that attend; we do not have a dress code but most people come smart/casual. The meetings generally start with us signing off the minutes of the previous meeting, discussing correspondence received in the interim period along with any Regimental news, any upcoming events or those held since the previous meeting and any other business. If we are being asked to donate branch funds to a particular cause then this is discussed and a vote taken/amount agreed. Our meetings are well attended and we have members from across the Airborne Brotherhood and actively encourage you to spread the word amongst fellow Airborne soldiers past and present as all are welcome! Durham PRA is not full of just the old and bold, although we do have amongst our ranks former soldiers from the earliest days of the Airborne we also have current serving soldiers and those that have left recently having served in the most recent conflicts across the globe as well as an excellent contingent from the Territorial Battalions.
The Durham Branch of the Parachute Regiment Association supports other branches across the UK by attending their events, we also hold our own as well as attending numerous pass out parades of the newly qualified 'joe' and of course have our standard in attendance whenever possible at the funerals of those who have passed.
We are always looking for ways to spice up our meetings as well as our website - why not come along and make some suggestions?
Want to know more about The Parachute Regiment Association, the Durham Branch, The Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces, well this is the place to learn! Take a look at the Regimental History, the Branch History or the page on Military Interest. If you would rather look than read then we also have a large selection of photographs on our Airborne Pictures page and even some short movies on the Airborne Videos page so there is a lot of information on this site for all tastes. We will endeavour to keep the information current and interesting for everybody!
We welcome all members of the Airborne either Serving, Ex Service, Retired Veterans or otherwise to our monthly get-together for reunions, to meet new friends or even to join our very friendly group. Overseas visitors to our region who are or were in an airborne unit, British or otherwise are most welcome.
We are a registered Charity, our number is 1125554, please visit the Charities Commission and enter our number to validate us.
Would you like to donate to Durham Branch of The Parachute Regiment Association? Each year we raise money for numerous good causes such as helping former Airborne Soldiers and their dependants who have fallen on hard times. We also support other charities and those raising money for them and appreciate every donation that we receive no matter how small. To donate please click the PayPal image below!
Parachute Regimental Association
The Parachute Regimental Association exists for the purpose of furthering the interests of the Parachute Regiment and to organise functions and activities to enable members to continue associations formed during their service with the Regiment; to perform welfare and benevolent work for members, their families and the families of deceased members of the Regiment in need or distress either from it's own funds or in conjunction with the Airborne Forces Security Fund or any other similar charity; to assist in every way any corporate bodies associated with the Parachute Regiment whose objects would further the objects of the association; and such other acts in furtherance of the above objects so far as the same are legally charitable.