Regimental Welfare and Transition

Regimental Headquarters The Parachute Regiment – Regimental Welfare and Transition


Welcome to the Parachute Regiment Welfare website. The site contains information and advice for serving soldiers, veterans and their families and is intended to provide information on the assistance available from the Parachute Regiment and other charities. The larger Service charities are able to access a huge welfare network and, as well as providing direct assistance, can signpost those in need to a range of specialist Service and non-Service charities, Local Authorities and Government agencies who may also be able to help. We hope you find the site helpful.

Veterans with welfare needs should contact The Royal British Legion, SSAFA or The Officers’ Association. These organisations have case workers who can assist you promptly and professionally and will approach RHQ on your behalf, if appropriate. For details on how to contact them please go to the Contact us page.

Those who are facing medical discharge through either the Wounded Injured & Sick (WIS) or RECU routes should make an appointment with the Regimental Welfare Officer as early as possible in the discharge process to ensure that they receive the maximum benefits available to them during transition. Appointments should be made via Unit WIS staff or Unit Welfare Officers but can be made direct on (01206) 817103 during periods of leave or when Battalions are deployed.

Mental health is a significant issue for many Service personnel and veterans. It can emerge in anyone, at any time, regardless of age, experience or rank and can make life very hard for individuals and their friends and families. There is help available.

Regimental Welfare Officer
Regimental Welfare Cell Manager

Tel: (01206) 817103 Email:

The Royal British Legion:

Tel: 0808 802 8080


Tel: 0845 241 7141

Veterans who served as commissioned officers in The Parachute Regiment should apply for assistance through the Officers’ Association (OA). They will approach RHQ PARA and other charities on your behalf if appropriate.

Officers’ Association:

Tel: 020 7808 4160