The Chairman, Committee and Loyal Members wish all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!
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Welcome to the web site of the The Central Scotland Parachute Regiment Association.
The Central Scotland Branch of the PRA was founded to create a meeting place for ex-members of the Parachute Regiment in the Central Region of Scotland. We now include the West of Scotland, especially Glasgow and Ayrshire.Membership of the Association is open to all ranks past and present of the Parachute Regiment, regular and TA, including members of other regiments who have served or are serving a tour with the Parachute Regiment.In addition all others who have served or are serving with a British Airborne Formation or Unit are eligible for membership.
The Association’s membership covers all age groups and many cap badges. There are currently 93 Association branches nationwide including Northern Ireland. There may be one in your home town or nearby, membership of a branch is optional. Branch meetings are generally held monthly to organise social functions, visits, reunions, pilgrimages, battlefield tours and of course to catch up on the latest Regimental news and gossip over a drink or two. All of the branches are keen to recruit those who have recently left the service. They also welcome visits from serving soldiers. They are particularly keen to hear about your experiences in today’s Army.
A new armed services memorial
The first of its kind in Britain, was be unveiled in Glasgow by Lord Provost Bob Winter.
Award of a National Defence Medal
Responsible department: Ministry of Defence
I propose an award of a National Defence Medal to all serving and ex- serving members of HM Forces in recognition of the service that they have given/give to their country and to the people, subject to meeting certain criteria. Not everyone was able to go into a war like zone but they nevertheless gave 100% effort. Please recognise their efforts. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/2311
Ministry of Madness
War dead are to be driven out of the back gate and down side roads to avoid the public when repatriations are flown into RAF Brize-Norton.
Andrew Robathan, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, admitted that the decision to avoid public scenes of emotion had been taken deliberately.
Words fail me. If you too are disgusted please follow this link and sign a petition.
Someone has to stand the line,
In peace or in a war.
But distance from the battlefield,
Was not how we kept score.
Duty, honour, country,
Is what we did and more.
For we are one together,
And that is worth fighting for.
The brotherhood is not about,
The ones who faced the fight.
Its all about the ones who served,
And did what they thought right.