Welcome to the website of The Parachute Regimental Association York Branch
Registered Charity Number : 1124239
This is The Association Branch for serving and retired members of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces living in the City of York and greater York area.
The Branch meets in York on the evening of the first Tuesday of the month.
If you are interested in joining the Association, please, contact the Honorary Secretary by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We would be delighted to hear from you.
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The aims of The Parachute Regimental Association
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.
The PRA, in partnership with other Regimental Charities, is able to provide welfare support and advice to those in need or distress. The PRA is governed by its Constitution, whose objectives are: 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.
It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform members of the death, on the 24th April 2020, of our much loved and respected Chairman of the York Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association, Donald (Don) Marshall.