Red Devils Tandem Sky Dives

Are you feeling brave? Want the experience of a lifetime? Think you have what it takes? Then we need you!

Experience the adrenaline rush of tandem skydiving with the best in the business and raise money for us at the same time! If you’re always wanted to do a sky dive what better way than with the Red Devils.

Dates and Locations:

Day 1:

Date: Thursday 23rd June 2016

Location: Old Sarum, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire

Day 2:

Date: Tuesday 02nd August 2016

Location: Langar Airfield, Nottingham


£100 deposit paid via Click and Jump and then raise a minimum of £500. Create a page on Virgin Money Giving (the balance cost of your jump, £199, can be taken out of your sponsorship money if you raise the minimum of £500). You MUST reach the fundraising target before you jump.

See the Information Sheet for more detailed information:
Support our Paras Red Devils 2016 info sheet
Medical Declaration Form:

If you are able to sign and self-declare, you should complete and bring form 115A with you on the day.
2 Form-115A-Student-Tandem-Medical-Information-and-Declaration-2016

If you are unable to sign form 115A based upon the statements made you will need to print form 115B and obtain suitable medical advice.

2a Form-115B-Student-Tandem-Medical-Advice-Form-2016

Booking and more information:

To book your place please visit www.clickandjump.co.uk or telephone: 0845 6088844.

For more information contact secretary@supportourparas.org

A message from Click and Jump
As of 11 April our governing body The British Parachute Association have introduced two forms (above) to replace the original tandem fitness form.  The 40+ age limit has been removed for mandatory medicals for tandem jumpers and your ability to take part in a tandem jump is now solely based on your medical history.

The following information supersedes the age restriction information:

You should read the BPA Fitness form 115a as soon as possible – if having read all the statements you are unable to declare yourself fit to jump and sign this form, then you will need to take Form 115B to your doctor to be signed and bring this along with you on the day of your jump.

If you have already had the old BPA Form 115 signed by your doctor this form will be valid until the stated expiry date so there is no need to replace an existing form.


Trinity Ball – 18 June 2016

John Mason will be holding the black tie Trinity Ball in support of 3 charities: SUPPORT OUR PARAS, Hire a Hero and Churchill Lines Charitable Fund.

The evening will commence with a Champagne Reception followed by dinner.  There will be a silent auction and a live auction with some superb and unique prizes available.  A three-course meal and four bottles of complimentary wine are included in the ticket price.

Time: 6.30pm to 1am
Venue: Sandwick House, Bramley
Tickets: £95
Table: For 10 £950

To book contact: John Mason on

Trinity Summer Ball copy



Do you want to raise money for the charity? Fancy trying something new and different? Need a little bit of inspiration? Then this might well be the thing for you…

JustGiving have released a fantastic A-Z fundraising guide jam packed with lots of innovative, creative and unusual ideas that could be ideal for you to try out!

Download here – Fundraising A-Z Guide

Our favourite ideas so far…

K for Kids – Getting the younger generations involved!

L for Local – We love the idea of doing something that relates to our local community.

V for Volunteering – Offering a helping hand in return for donations. Suitable for all ages!

Contact: If you’d like to fundraise for us and have a great idea (it could be something new or a tried and tested idea) please contact secretary@supportourparas.org to see how we can support yo



It is with great sadness that we must inform our supporters that, Veteran original Para, Reg Curtis has passed away. Reg was a great supporter of the charity donating the profits from his book sales to us to help support his modern day equivalent. We appreciate the support Reg has given the charity.

Copies of Reg’s book continue to be available online.

When Reg Curtis enlisted with the Grenadier Guards in 1937, little did he know that two years later Britain would be plunged into the Second World War. Reg found himself fighting for King and Country in France and Belgium as part of the British Expeditionary Force and along with 300,000 other men was evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940. Winston Churchill called for a new type of fighting soldier and Reg volunteered for commando and parachute training, one of the first 500 men who formed No. 2 Commando, later renamed the 11th SAS Battalion.

The training was intense and the techniques new and as yet untried. By the time they saw action the Battalion had again been renamed, and this time the name would stick: The 1st Parachute Battalion.

At Arnhem, in September 1944, Reg was shot and lay on his back as the battle raged around him for six days and nights. He was taken prisoner and his right leg amputated.

You will never hear these men speak of heroism, except when referring to the medics who tended them or the many brave civilians they met. But to the rest of us they are heroes of the highest rank, and Reg Curtis is one among them.

Our continued thanks go to Reg, to Geoffrey Holland and Pilots Publishing.



Actor revisits his Paratrooper days

Dr Who and The Wombles star Bernard Cribbins OBE has visited Colchester’s Merville Barracks to relive his days as a paratrooper.

Mr Cribbins did National Service with 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment between 1947 and 1949, serving in Palestine and Germany. A training report described him as “a good performer”, a label which he took forward into a stage and screen career.

Friday 15 January’s visit saw Mr Cribbins climb aboard the barrack’s Dakota – the aircraft from which he would have jumped from – and meet the current crop of 3 PARA soldiers and see the weaponry and equipment they use. The 87-year-old presented £17,500 to the Regiment’s official charity Support Our Paras, which was raised through a fly fishing event at Duncton Mill Fishery in Sussex in October. The event had been organised by Iain Liddell, chief executive of logistics firm Uniserve and Peter Cockwill, of Albury Game Angling.

Mr Cribbins said: “Once a paratrooper always a paratrooper. It is something that you chose to do and that means you have made a choice to become something special. I had been acting in repertory theatre before I joined the Army and that gave me discipline, but the Paras really cemented it in me. The discipline to make sure you play the part that other people are relying on you to do is the same in the Paras and acting.

“It’s been wonderful to come and visit The Parachute Regiment again. I’m equally delighted to present money to Support Our Paras to fund the excellent work the charity does. The credit for raising the money belongs to Iain and Peter and we are hoping to run another fundraising event soon.”

Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Radbourne, Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of The Parachute Regiment, said: “It has been a pleasure to host Bernard Cribbins and show him how The Parachute Regiment has changed in the last 70 years, while also maintaining our proud heritage and traditions. The hard work that has been put into raising such a fantastic sum of money for Support Our Paras is hugely appreciated and demonstrates the close and supportive bonds that there are between all ex-paratroopers.

“We would like to think that Mr Cribbins’ time with The Parachute Regiment gave him the determination, discipline and humility that he needed to go on and forge a varied and successful career in show business.”

A huge thank you to Bernard, Iain and Peter  for all their hard work and support.

Links of interest:


BBC Look East

ITV Anglia


Fishing Day Video – YouTube

The Parachute Regiment Charity