ParaDog Book launch
The Amazing Adventures of Bing the Parachuting Dog is a true story about the heroism and devotion of dogs used by The Parachute Regiment during the Second World War.
This children’s book has been written through the eyes of one such dog called Bing, an Alsatian cross, serving with the 13th Parachute Battalion; it follows his exploits through basic training and then jumping into action as a parachuting dog supporting the Sniper Reconnaissance Platoon. Bing was trained to use his specialist skills in locating the enemy and guarding the men he loved and served.
Team True Spirit supports our Paras
Para Dad World Record for Charity
This is Martin Chester, just after he finished a Cross Trainer Marathon in 1:48:39 which should be certified as a new World Record.
Martin has a son serving in 2PARA – spot the Paracharity T-shirt – and says ‘sore feet and legs but back in work today.’ All 5 days befiore Christmas too!
You can still sponsor him online – surely such an effort deserves your support http://www.justgiving.com/
Thanks, Martin- now put your feet up!
Miss England supports Para Charity
Alize Mounter, Miss England 2011, and Miss World Europe who was just pipped to the Miss World title, skydived with the Red Devils to support the Charity.
Alize, 22, said ”I have many family members in the armed forces and feel that this charity is personal to me because we should all support and honour our men that fight for our country and risks their lives.”
Read more and see more photos and video.
Arnhem Commem Mugs
A supporter is selling these specially designed mugs through his EBay store. Another version shows Parachute Regiment uniforms through the years since 1940.
For each mug sold, a donation is made to the Charity.
Purchase online here
‘Poems out of the Blue’
Poems inspired by the repatriations at Wootton Bassett have been published by Dave ‘Soapy’ Soane BEM, 2PARA 1967-95 ’just another veteran who has just happened to pull Poems out of the Blue’. At Wootton Bassett, ‘there is no inter unit rivalry, only a common bond of recognition and the honouring of the loss of a fellow serviceman or woman who has paid the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving this nation’.
Includes poems dedicated to the RAF, Royal Marines, The Mercians, Airborne Forces, The Guards, RLC and helicopter crews, as well as The Parachute Regiment.
Get your copy for £5 (inc P&P) by sending a cheque donation (made out to PRA) to PRA, RHQ PARA, Merville Barracks, Colchester CO2 7UT. Or call Sandy on 01206 81 7077 to pay by Credit/Debit card. Proceeds to Parachute Regimental charities.