Membership

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Eligibility for Membership.

All past and present members of Airborne Forces are welcome to join the PRA.

Types of Membership:

 Membership Categories and Criteria 2017

  1. Full Membership. Any person who has completed training and has been cap badged as a member of the Parachute Regiment are eligible for Full Membership of the Parachute Regimental Association. Full members of the Association will have the right to attend all meetings, to vote and to be elected as officers of the Branch Committee. They are entitled to wear the maroon beret, Regimental Cap Badge and insignia of the Parachute Regiment and the Association.
  1. Associate Membership. Any person who has completed training and has served as a qualified Military Parachutist with British Airborne Forces, Air Assault, Airborne Brigade and/or Special Forces unit may be considered for Associate Membership. Associate Members will have the right to vote and be elected as Officers of the Branch Committee. They are entitled to wear the maroon beret and their parent Regiment or Corps cap badge and insignia’s of their parent unit and the Association. They are entitled to wear the Branch tie, should there be one.
  1. Affiliate Membership. Serving and former members of Foreign Airborne units may be considered for Affiliate Membership. They must have served as a qualified Military Parachutist. They must be able to prove their Airborne credentials to the full satisfaction of the Membership Secretary. Affiliate members shall have the right to vote and be elected as Officers of the Branch Committee. They are entitled to wear the beret and insignia of their parent unit. They are entitled to wear the Branch tie, should there be one.
  1. Armed Forces/Cadet/Social Membership. For Armed Forces personnel, Parachute Regiment cadet instructors, families and friends with a connection to The Parachute Regiment or Airborne Forces and civilians that support the Association. Armed Forces, Cadet and Social Members may hold office and be elected as members of the Branch Committee subject to the following conditions. The total number of Armed Forces/Social/Cadet members must be a minority of the total number of Officers of the Branch Committee. They are only permitted to vote in their capacity as Officers of the Branch Committee. They are entitled to wear the beret and insignia of their parent unit or, at the discretion of the Branch Committee the maroon beret, if they can provide evidence of service within an Airborne Unit or Brigade. They are entitled to wear the Branch tie, should there be one.

 

Application:

To apply for membership to The Parachute Regimental Association please complete the online application form below. Alternatively, you can apply by post by downloading the form at this link.

You can also contact us at:

Secretary

Tel: 01206 817073 Email: secretary@prahq.com

Admin

Tel: 01206 817077 Email: admin@prahq.com

 

 

The membership categories can be found here.

APPLICATION FORM

PRA Membership Application

Eligibility

This section will check your eligibility for membership.

Membership Subscription Rate.

Life Membership of the Association for all types is £7.50 (OAP Rate £5.00).

Proof of Eligibility.

If applying for Full, Associate or Affiliate membership, documentary proof of military parachute qualification must be provided. A scanned copy is sufficient. The original document can be obtained by writing to: Army Records Centre, APC Disclosures 1, MP520, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX. Supply your DOB, Army No, NI No and a photocopy of the photograph page of your passport or driving license. There is no fee for this service.

Branch Membership.

Being a member of a Branch will enable the local Branch Secretary to pass Association information on to you. Details of your nearest branch will be supplied by return of post. Alternatively please advise us of the Branch you wish to join in your local area. We will inform the branch Secretary who will in turn advise you of branch meetings and activities.

Application Requirements

If you would prefer to complete a paper version of this form, please email admin@prahq.com. Please ensure you attach a copy of your Army Record of Service showing your service in Airborne Units and passport type photograph.