Airborne Forces Day – Midlands

Saturday, August 5, 2017


On Saturday the 5 August 2017 the Bedworth Branch will be holding there Midlands Parachute Extravaganza

& Airborne Force Day event in the school grounds of Nicholas Chamberline School Bulkington Road Bedworth CV12 9AE

The event is a local Community Engagement event combined with a Regimental Recruiting day.

The day will consist of the following:

Arena Displays

Children & Adult Fun Races

Royal Air Force Dakota Fly Past

Jaguar Land Rover Experience

Combined Cadet Force Gun Race

Veterans Parade & March Past

Regimental Band Parachute Regiment

Regimental Stands & Displays

Live Band Music

Bar & Refreshment Tents

PRA Exclusive Bar

Red Devils Free Fall Display

Children Rides & Climbing Frame

Local Community Stands & Stalls

Parachute Regimental Stall

Military Weapons & Equipment Stands

Ending the event with Beating Retreat by the Band of the Parachute Regiment


This is a day for everyone and we invite All Branches of the Parachute Regimental Association to join us and make our day a success. This is our Third event and we would like with your support to make this the best one yet. On the Saturday evening after the event there is a Branch Social evening for all PRA members staying for the evening.  All Airborne past & present welcome to our day it is Free to PRA members & Partners. Branches attending could they please provide us with numbers for planning purposes.

We have arrange limited self contained facilities to parking caravans. However there are NO toilet, water or electricity facilities available and only open to PRA member are welcome to park but we must know your arrival time on the Friday everyone is to be vacated by 10.00hrs on Sunday 6 August 2017.

There are a number of reasonable priced hotels close to the Event Location:

Holiday Inn (Bermuda) Nuneaton (CV10 7SD) 3 Miles

Premier Inn Hotel Nuneaton (CV10 7PJ) 3 Miles

Nova Hotel Coventry 4 Miles (CV6 6HL) 4 Miles

Days Inn Hotel Corley Services (CV7 8NR) 6 Miles


Car parking is available

Ticket Non PRA Purchased on Entry.

PRA Members Parade Dress: Medals, Beret, Suit/Blazer and Trousers.



All participants Arrive                    10.30hrs (Set up period all stands & stalls)

Start  arena events                          12.30hrs

Veterans Parade                              13.30 – 14.45hrs

Dakota Fly Past                                14.00hrs

Red Devils Display                          15.00hrs

Cadet Gun Race                               16.00hrs

Beating Retreat                                17.15hrs

Event Ends                                       18.30hrs

Evening PRA Social                        19.30hrs (Bedworth Conservative Club Coventry Road Bedworth CV12 8NN)


If you require any further information please contact:

George Duffus

Bedworth Branch

Parachute Regimental Association

Tele: Mobile 0781 302 0040