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 July 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Armed Forces/Cadet/Social Membership
Any person, who in the opinion of the Branch Committee has rendered special service to the Regiment, Branch or Association may be considered for Honorary Membership. The number of honorary members within a Branch is restricted to ten. Honorary members shall have the right to attend all meetings of the Association. Honorary members may hold office and be elected as members of the Branch Committee subject to the following conditions: the total number of Honourary members must be a minority of the total number of Committee members. They are only permitted to vote in their capacity as Committee members. They are entitled to wear the Branch tie or female equivalent should there be one. Honorary membership is to be awarded in exceptional circumstances only and must be reviewed on an annual basis.

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.

How your Information will be Used.

RHQ PARA, as part of the Ministry of Defence will protect your privacy by keeping your information safe. We will use the personal details you have provided on this form to contact you by email or telephone to follow up your interest in joining The Parachute Regimental Association. We will not share your personal details with other organisations outside of the Ministry of Defence.