The Paras – From The Falklands to Afghanistan in their own words

The soldiers of one of the world’s most famous fighting forces, the Paras, tell the gripping story of the regiment in their own words.

Tough, highly adaptable and efficient, The Parachute Regiment has established itself as one of the finest fighting forces in the world. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its founding, renowned historian Max Arthur has compiled this enthralling oral history of the modern Parachute Regiment.

This unique chronicle is told through the voices of more than a hundred of the soldiers themselves, and of those involved closely with them. Whether in the Falklands, Kosovo, Iraq, Sierra Leone or Afghanistan, the Paras have maintained their reputation for being where the fighting is fiercest and where the odds of survival are often stacked heavily against them.

The gripping, visceral first-person narrative makes The Paras stand apart from conventional regimental histories as one of the most remarkable accounts of conflict ever published.

Max Arthur’s new book The Paras is available to buy now from all good bookshops and online retailers.


A Night of Music for Remembrance

Join us on Friday 3 November for an evening of music to Support Our Paras.

We will be joined by the Band of The Parachute Regiment and the Colchester Military Wives Choir for a musical evening in St Botolph’s Church, Colchester.

Be prepared for music you can sing along to from the choir and music to tap your toes to from the band, as well as some joint pieces as well!  The concert will also feature music appropriate for Remembrance.

Tickets are just £15 and are available online from our Ticket Source Events Page.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting our Paras.

Community works together to support our Paras

Support Our Paras would like to say a very big thank you to Mr Stephen Brabham and the wonderful locals of Stannington for the very generous donation they have recently sent us.

Locals from Stannington as well as civilians attached to South Yorkshire Police helped to raise £1,000 for the charity, which we were very grateful to receive this week.

The donations that we receive as a charity mean that we are able to continue supporting The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families, and those affected by recent operations.  Donations are also used to provide welfare assistance to serving soldiers and families to complement or fill the gaps in state provision, as well as supporting vital aspects of the Regiment’s daily life and history.

A very big thank you to all those involved in raising this great amount!

PARAS’10 Catterick

PARAS’10 Catterick took place on 3 September 2017 and was another huge success.

We were joined by just under 700 entrants, the majority of whom were tabbing the course with 35lb on their back.  Our TAB winner, once again, was Tristan Steed.  Tristan joined us in Colchester earlier in the year and set a new record for the fastest time round the Colchester course.  He was just seconds off doing the same in Catterick, so will have to come back next year!

Congratulations to all our individual and team winners, as well as a big thank you for your continuing support of the event.

PARAS’10 will next be at HellRunner Down South on 18 November.  Check out our website for more details.

Fundraising Regulator

SUPPORT OUR PARAS are now registered with The Fundraising Regulator.

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising.  They were established following the cross-party review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.

As members, we are bound by their Fundraising Promise.

For more information, please visit The Fundraising Regulator’s website.

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