50 years of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne force in Aldershot – 1950 to 2000
The Parachute Regiment and Airborne forces no longer reside in the Aldershot garrison town. Currently there is no recognition of the 50 years spent within the garrison, except the memorials at and those buried in the military cemetery?
Two former Parachute Regiment soldiers (Tommy Simpson and Richard Stacy) have recognized this and decided to do something about it. They have gathered funds through the generosity of former airborne soldiers to fund the making of a life sized statue of the airborne soldier in jump order and mounted on a stone block from the Falkland island, the statue is to be installed within the grounds of the Royal Garrison Church in Aldershot.
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Link to the 2 videos https://www.facebook.com/audrey.capon/videos/10156411505757881/?t=37
The Parachute Regiment & Airborne Forces Memorial Group
The unveiling of the airborne statue will take place on Saturday 6 July 2019 in the grounds of the Aldershot Royal Garrison Church.
The WO’s and Sergeants past and present will be Friday 5 July 2019 in the Aldershot Garrison Sergeants mess.
The Airborne forces weekend is on the 4,5,6 July 2019. RV at the Trafalgar Inn (the Traf)
During the Airborne Forces weekend over 1000 former and serving airborne forces are expected, if you are coming, then book accommodation as early as possible as hotels etc., are limited within the area.
Please share this with as many airborne brothers as possible.
Further details will be issued later in the year.
30 August ·
50 years of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne force in Aldershot –
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