Regimental Commemoration Service

Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Alrewas

The Regimental Commemorative Day will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sat 3 June 2018.

The day will take much the same format as last year with the service once again to be held at The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Memorial. All Branches of the Association are strongly recommended to send representation to this meeting.

See below the programme and timings for this year’s Regimental Day/PRA Annual General Meeting (AGM):

Tickets

Due to increases in costs at the NMA tickets will be £10 per person this year PRA funds will still be subsidising the meal and the refreshments at a cost of £10 per head. The plated meal definitely worked last year and the feedback from all branches was positive. All branches and individuals will be allocated tables with a seating plan available on the day with a maximum of 10 persons per table. Tickets for this year’s event will be collected at the PRA reception desk on arrival. When branch representatives are collecting tickets, they must hand in a nominal roll of all those attending, with branch member’s names and PRA membership numbers included. Individual attendees will be able to register their details on the blank forms that will be available on the day. This will save time and help to avoid the issues that occurred last year.

Tickets can be ordered from Mr John Carey PRA/NMA representative, at the above address. All cheques are to be made payable to: The Parachute Regimental Association (PRA).

The cut-off date for tickets will be Friday 1 June 2018, no bookings will be taken after this date so please book early to avoid disappointment. All the tables and seating in the marquees will be allocated to only those who have purchased tickets. If you do not wish to purchase the meal ticket you can either use the NMA Restaurant or bring your own packed lunch.

Dress

PRA member’s guests lounge suit or blazers beret and medals.

Standards

Standard Bearers report to: JJ Wilson and Peter Richens after the AGM at the rear of the marquee for a quick briefing and rehearsal to make sure everybody’s singing of the same hymn book.

Parking

Marshals will direct you to parking areas. None badge holders can also use the main car with now plenty of parking spaces, when full the overspill car park will be available to use. Coaches/Mini Buses can drop of at the designated points by the main entrance drivers will be directed to parking areas.

All cars will have to pay £3 to park all day.

Disabled Personnel

A designated area will be available for wheel chairs and carers to view the service. Blue badge holders will able to use disabled spaces in the main car park.

Band

The Band of The Parachute Regiment will be in attendance.

For more information, please use any of the following numbers/address:

Ladbrooke Lodge

45 Salters Lane

Tamworth

Staffs

B79 8BH

01827305487

07766724934

jmc9365@msn.com

See below the programme and timings for this year’s Regimental Day/PRA Annual General Meeting (AGM):

John Carey

PRA/NMA Liaison Representative

The outline timings of events are as follows:

08:30 – 08:45 RHQ Staff Arrive
09:00 – 11:00 Arrival refreshments
09:30 – 09:45 Final Recce of Site
10:00 – 11:30 The Parachute Regimental Association AGM
10:30 – 12:00 VIP arrival and reception. This includes the NOK of those that died.
10:00 – 12:00 Arrival of guests
11:45 – 12:00 Band and parade to form up outside the marquee on The Beat
12:00 – 12:10 Parade to memorial
12:30 – 13:15 Service of Remembrance at memorial
13:15 – 13:25 Parade back to marquee and take salute at RMP memorial
13:30 – 16:00 Lunch is served in the marquee
16:00 – 17:00 Departure of guests at leisure