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Red Devils Tandem Skydive

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of Arnhem, we are offering you the chance to skydive with the World famous Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team.

The Team, made up of serving members of The Parachute Regiment, are the Army’s official parachute display teams and can be seen at various events across the country throughout the year. Every member of the team has served a minimum of three years in a Parachute Regiment Battalion and has taken part in at least one operational tour of duty in either: Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and/or Afghanistan.

This year, we are inviting you to join us on 29 August 2019 in Salisbury for an experience like no other.

The jump itself will cost £300, but we are offering supporters the chance to pay just £100 towards the jump and we will cover the rest. All we ask in return is that you raise a minimum of £500 sponsorship* for the charity.

For more information, get in touch on secretary@supportourparas.org

To book online visit: clickandjump.co.uk/dropzones/red-devils-salisbury
Or book over the phone: 0845 60 888 44

*sponsorship target must be reached at least one month before you are due to jump, otherwise you may be required to pay your own jump fee.

Ex Pegasus Crossing

In August 2019, two Officers from 2 PARA completed an endurance triathlon over three days to raise money for Support Our Paras. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pegasuscrossing

Jamie and Matt, both Captains, wanted to recognise the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy landings and raise money for their regimental charity in doing so.

The event involved:

  • 21-mile relay swim across the English Channel.
  • 150-mile bike from Calais to Bruneval (the scene of the first airborne raid).
  • 50-mile TAB from Bruneval to Pegasus Bridge (the first objective to be seized on D-Day in 1944).
Matt & Jamie during their training

The event was quite a challenge but they both reached the finish line in true PARA fashion, raising a great amount for the charity in the process. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pegasuscrossing



Ex Enduring Heritage

3 PARA returned from Ex SWIFT RESPONSE in July where they were working alongside their French and American counterparts in Croatia. However, a small team from C Coy have chose to take the long route home and tabbed 500 miles back across Europe.

The Enduring Heritage team on Day 1 of their challenge

Exercise Enduring Heritage was the brainchild of OC C Coy, Maj Andrew Fox, and involved a team of guys conducting a weighted march from Arnhem to Normandy, two places that are very significant to the history of The Parachute Regiment, in order to raise money for the regimental charity, Support Our Paras. You can sponsor them here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/enduringheritage

We are pleased to report that just after lunch on 18 July, after 20 solid days tabbing, the team crossed the finish line at Pegasus Bridge!

The guys were joined along the way by superstar DJ and ex-PARA, Danny Rampling, for 75 miles of their epic journey. Danny has been a huge supporter of the charity over the years and regularly joins us for PARAS’10. Professional MMA fighter and Police Officer, Kerry Hughes also joined the team and crossed the finish line with them on 18 July.

To catch up with the team’s journey and see the highlights of their challenge, check out Maj Fox on Twitter at https://twitter.com/maj_fox