The Pathfinder Platoon is a pathfinder unit of the British Army, and an integral part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. The Pathfinder Platoon acts as the brigade’s advance force and reconnaissance force. Its role includes locating and marking drop zones

Junior Parachute Company

A personal journey which started August 1988 by Tom Blakey

Junior Parachute Company
Junior Parachute Company

This page is for all Officer’s, NCO’s and JINF’s who have served in JPC.

JPC was part of the Parachute Regiment, dedicated to training young lads from

The Timeless Tom

The Timeless Tom

In celebration of the Third Battalion, The Parachute Regiment’s 75th anniversary, the Cpls’, Sgt/WOs’ and Officers’ messes have commissioned the celebrated artist, David Rowlands, to create a painting that will be known as ‘The Timeless Tom’


Please find attached an explanation of the new membership categories and criteria.

This must be discussed in detail at Branch meetings so that everybody concerned is aware of why the changes were made and what the implications are. Copies should


The title GRAVEWATCH was a simple term to be associated to the graves to be inspected, and to report its condition to a central register, that register is held by Gil Boyd ex 2 PARA a member of this site.…

2 PARA Medal Project

Lt Col Harrison MBE, CO 2 Para 2009-2011, wanted to complete a miniature medal display to include members of 2 Para KIA in WW11, (2 Para only). This would involve a huge amount of research and asked 2 PARA REUNION …

The Unknown Soldier

On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme. None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why. The bodies were taken …