The Parachute Regiment and Airborne forces will come together in Aldershot in 2019, to celebrate 50 years spent within the garrison.
Two former Parachute Regiment soldiers have raised funds and, through the generosity of former airborne soldiers they have commissioned a life sized statue of the airborne soldier, in jump order and mounted on a stone block from the Falkland Islands.
The statue is to be installed within the grounds of the Royal Garrison Church in Aldershot.
The Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces memorial group Facebook group is controlled by Tommy Simpson and Richard Stacey –https://www.facebook.com/groups/1971688963054688/
Here is a link to the sculptors videos, which provide more information on the inception and progress of this project: https://www.facebook.com/audrey.capon/videos/10156411505757881/?t=37
The event on Saturday 6 July 2019, will consist of a service in the Aldershot Garrison Church, unveiling of the Airborne statue, in the grounds and a reception.
During this Airborne Forces weekend, over 2000 former and serving Airborne Forces are expected, if you are coming, then please book accommodation as early as possible as hotels are limited within the area.
Further details will be issued later in the year.