Regimental Commemoration Dinner

Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:30pm - 11:55pm


I’m pleased to report that due to the success of last year’s Commemoration Dinner at the Market Bosworth Hall Hotel, Capt (Retd) Roy Hatch BEM, and I will again be organising the event on behalf of RHQ Para.  The dinner was held following the Regimental Commemoration Day at The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA).

Feedback from those who attended last year was very positive so we look forward to seeing you all again this year and of course welcome those who will be attending for the first time. Numbers are limited to 200 so please book early.

The Bosworth Hall Hotel is located on the edge of the small historic market town of Market Bosworth and is mainly associated with the famous battle that took place a few miles away in 1485, where Richard III, who was the last king of England, killed in battle. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens and private parklands, yet only a five minute walk into the Town. For further information on the hotel please look at their website:


The Market Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa, The Park, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire CV13 0LP.

This is a one, two, or three night package.

Friday 19 June 20

Single occupancy Dinner, B&B. £70, double/twin occupancy £85.

Saturday 20 Jun 20

Single occupancy B&B £60, double/twin occupancy £75, Commemoration Dinner £35.

Sunday 21 June 20

Single occupancy Dinner, B&B £60, double/twin occupancy £75.

Room Bookings

You can book your accommodation from the15th February 2020 by phoning Central Reservations on 0161-9239170, quoting our reference PARA190620. You will need to give your card details when booking your room but no money will be taken from your account until you book out on the day of departure. If you need to cancel you can do so up to forty-eight hours before the event, but failure to do so will result in full payment being taken from your account.


The cost of the dinner is £35 per person and includes Starter, Main, Dessert, Cheese Board, plus wine with the meal, with entertainment to suit all. Please make cheques payable to PRA AGM DINNER   addressed to Mr John Carey, 45 Salters Lane, Tamworth, Staffs, and B79 8BH no refunds can be made after 1st May 2020 remember this will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Special Requests

All areas of the hotel are accessible to wheelchairs. Please advise me on any special requests at least 21 days before the event. Vegetarian meals are available to suit your dietary requirements when sending your cheque, please enclose your dietary preferences.


The hotel has ample parking to accommodate our numbers.


The M1, M6, M42 and M69 are all nearby and provide easy access to most parts of the country. There are also regular mainline stations, with rail connections to London from Nuneaton or Leicester, Birmingham and the National Exhibition Centre, plus Birmingham and East Midlands Airports.


Friday evening: Smart casual.  Saturday dinner: Lounge suit or Blazer.

Leisure Centre Spa

Available to all residents, so remember to bring your swimming costume.

The drive from the hotel to the NMA is approximately 30 minutes.  The AGM will open at 10:30 on Saturday 20 June, giving ample time to get from the hotel to the NMA.

Over the next three months, you will be sent reminders and updates on what is happening. Branches and individuals are requested to confirm their bookings as soon as possible. A full itinerary and programme for the NMA was sent out with the February Newsletter from The National Secretary.

Saving the best news for last, a great deal on bar prices for the entire weekend period at the hotel, with Carlsberg larger and Melbourne Bitter £2.40 a pint, house spirits all £1.95, House Wine £1.25 unfortunately not able to get a deal on the Guinness.


John Carey

PRA/ NMA Representative