The Parachute Regimental Association

(Nottingham Branch)


Charity Number: 1124238


NOTTINGHAM PRA Branch meetings cancelled until further notice.


Due to the current World wide Covid 19 pandemic the Nottingham Branch meeting nights which fall on the 3rd Wednesday of the month will be closed for the next few months. This is to help stop the spread of the virus to Branch members who mainly come into the vulnerable classification of being over 70 or have conditions which maybe made worse if they catch the virus.


Branch members will be kept upto date via Email and phone and branch minutes and treasurers reports will be sent via Email for members to see, and members will be updated on branch and Regimental related subjects.

If you need to contact Secretary; Brian Williams, Chairman; Kevin Key, or Treasurer; Mark Holding please contact us via phone or Email.


Many thanks for your understanding.


Mark Holding (Treasurer) 16th March 2020


About Nottingham Branch


The Nottingham Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association has been based in Nottingham for almost 50 years. Our branch consists of members from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th battalions of the Parachute Regiment, as well as Airborne support units ranging from gunners, medics, REME and Engineers, who all formed, and still form, the modern Airborne Brigade of today. Former members of the Special Air Service are also part of the Airborne Forces, and as such, are also welcome to join our branch. Members from 22 and 23 SAS are with in our group.


Nottingham has always had a close link with the Airborne Forces. As well as the regular catchment area for all the Airborne Forces, Nottingham has had it's very own Airborne Unit for almost 40 years, this has been in the form of 144 Parachute Field Ambulance, now based at Triumph Road in Nottingham. This unit sends a large supply of it's reservists to Afghanistan to support 16 Air Assault Brigade.


During the 1990s 16 detachment 4 PARA were also based at Triumph Road, they evolved from 16 Company Independant Company (Pathfinders) based in Lincoln. Lots of its soldiers came from the Nottingham and Newark areas. and because of this our branch has a large contingiency of 16 Company Pathfinders with in our group.


Since 2009 our branch has now become a Registered charity, along with all the other branches with in the United Kingdom, which total around 85 different locations. Our commitment is to support all our fellow Airborne Soldiers in need, both past and present, and to support the greater Armed Forces community where we can.

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