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                                  “What Manner Of Men Are These That Wear The Maroon Beret?

They are firstly all volunteers and are toughened by physical training. As a result, they have infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from well-being. They have 'jumped' from the air and by doing so have conquered fear.

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The Parachute Regiment Battle Honours

North West Europe 1942


North Africa 1942–43



Djebel Azzag

Djebel Alliliga

El Hadjeba

Dejebel Dahara

Kefel Debna

Sicily 1943

Primosole Bridge

Italy 1943–44



Greece 1944–45


North-West Europe 1944–45
Normandy Landing

Pegasus Bridge

Merville Battery


Dives Crossing


Falkland Islands 1982

Goose Green

Mount Longdon

Wireless Ridge

Iraq 2003

Al Basra

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Sehestedt Gedenkstien Schottischen Falls

The memorial stone is located in Germany, on the southern side of the Kiel canal in the town of Sehestedt South, on a small area of land at the junction of Alter DorfStraße and Bovenauer Straße, the stone has a plaque dedicated to the six soldiers who lost their lives, six trees have also been planted in memory of the men who lost their lives on 11th September 1974.

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National Arboretum 
Remembrance Sunday
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The Parachute Regiment Association AGM takes place in June, at the National Memorial Arboretum, the Liverpool Branch has always had a large presence at these occasions and it is a great day out and not to be missed.

The Liverpool Branch of the PRA regularly has a parade turn out of at least 100 men and is by far the largest unit on parade, following the remembrance service, we gather in St Johns Gardens for another service at the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces memorial  followed by a few beers at a pre-booked location.

Para's 10 Miler

A team from the Liverpool Branch competed in the Catterick Para’s 10 miler in 2018, and such was enjoyment of taking part, the team are planning to compete once again on Saturday 18th May 2019.

Social Events

The Liverpool Branch of the PRA, is one of the largest branches in the UK and can boast of monthly attendance of 50 plus members. It has a very lively social life, and hosts very well attended trips to Arnhem and other places of interest.

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