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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. 

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Reunion 2024 Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th.

The menu should be available soon for the Saturday Gala night  

Email   or mobile number, 07506 069663.


we can now confirm some of the events happening during our reunion weekend, as more are confirmed we will let you know.

Friday 15th March 2024

The evening meal on Friday will be a self-service buffet including several hot dishes, there will be a cold running buffet.

(none residence there will be a charge of £10).

Your comments from last year have been taken into account and we are working on them, we will confirm midnight sandwiches nearer the day, We will also be having Stand-up Bingo, the tickets can be purchased from Friday Moring at the 1 Para desk in the main reception at a cost of £2 each however if you wish to purchase them on the night it will be £3. we will also have entertainment on Friday night

so bring your dancing shoes.  


Saturday 16th March 2024 Evening So what’s happening


the committee are still working on Saturday night food and other activities, the entertainment is going to be TBC. The menu is going to be a three course meal with three choices as soon as we confirm with the hotel what these are going to be then we will be in contact with you, also if you want to request to sit in the company of others then we will also need to know to complete the seating plan, this will be displayed on Saturday 17th March outside the main hall entrance


To book just contact Joe Bailey


  or mobile number, 07506 069663.


please see the information below for, costs, and how to book.


Unfortunately, there has been an increase on costing for rooms, however  we again have managed to increase the discount on all drinks for the Friday and Saturday from 10% to 15% at our bars. 


Cost per room. 


All prices are based on double occupancy, single occupancy will have a £25.00 surcharge will apply for a single occupancy in a double room.


Please remember these prices include an all you can eat breakfast, evening meal on Thursday & Sunday, Friday night buffet and the

Gala dinner with wine.  


Weekend Events Prices:


Anyone just booking for the Gala Dinner, the cost will be £50.00 per person. 


All booking will need to be booked through Club Secretary Joe Bailey, when booking a deposit of £50.00 per person will be required to be paid to secure your room, you will be given a reference number to put on payment when paying your deposit into the 1 Para Reunion Cub Account. Booking Close at the end of November 2023, if you book after this date there will be an admin cost, also please take out travel insurance in case you need to cancel.


 all payments need to be paid in full by end of January 2024, if you’re having problems with the final payment then again

just contact Joe Bailey. Email  

mobile number, 07506 069663.


Please ensure you takeout holiday insurance just in case anything stops the event happening or if you are unable to attend.


Contact details for Joe Bailey Email  

mobile number, 07506 069663.


Looking Forward to another great weekend and seeing everyone.


Thursday 16th        £60.00 per person, single occupancy +£25


Friday      17th        £75.00 per person, single occupancy +£25


Saturday 18th        £75.00 per person, single occupancy +£25


Sunday   19th       £60.00 per person, single occupancy +£25


Friday & Saturday £150.00 per person, single occupancy +£50


Thursday, Friday & Saturday £210.00 per person, single occupancy +£75


Thursday to Sunday £260.00 per person, single occupancy + £100



Name: - 1 Para Reunion Club

Sort #: - 01-02-11

Account Number 22293175

  anything else please contact the club secretary

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If You are new to this web page you must complete the application form, with Your Membership & Army number, no exceptions. 


This web site has been created to encourage members and ex-members of  The 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment and  the wider 1 Para family to reunite friendships old and new.
Many friendships were formed during our service and as is common practice these friendship fall by the wayside when we return to civil life and contact is lost. However this is your life line to a brighter future and a rekindling of the past years of service life and the Esprit-De-Corps which makes us what we are - Airborne Brothers.... UTRINQUE PARATUS (Ready for Anything)

New members are welcome however due to the demand from current Members we have stopped taking members for the moment, please visit the site over the next few months when hopefully we will be able to take new members then.

For all members of 1 para reunion club (my events site ) just go to log in, complete the form and click join the community, and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

What Manner of Men are those that wear The Maroon Beret!  

They are firstly, all volunteers and are then toughened by hard physical training.  

As a result they have that infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from physical well-being.

They have jumped  from the skies and by doing so have conquered fear. Their duty lies in the van of battle:

They are proud of their honour and have never failed in any task.

They have the highest standard in all things, whether it be skills in battle or smartness in execution of all peacetime duties.

They have shown  themselves to be as tenacious and determined in defence as they are courageous in attack. ​

They are in fact, men apart. ...Every Man an Emperor


Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery,

1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC.


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For those that don't know, one of our long-standing members, 

Andy Welsh, known by many, passed away on Thursday. At home after a health problem. 

 I'm sat on a beach in Yorkshire, thinking of what we have lost. Just finished an ode to our friend and leader. Thought you might like it.




Today I lost a buddie, Andy was his name. A man I came to admire, he treat us all the same.

I was sent to 1 Para Mortars, along with other men. We had no idea what was ahead, we were  much younger then.

Andy was a corporal, someone you had to obey, Andy got a grip of using his own inevitable Scots way.

He became our leader, he taught us all he could, of course there were the hard bits, when our brains seemed made of wood.

But Andy passed his knowledge on, and he became a friend. He often took the Michael yeah, but we made it in the end.

He left some times for greater things,  to teach others soldiers skills. Andycame back often though to teach us other thrills.

The friendship grew like Para's do, and we all act like brothers. Even if it is a fact, we all had different mothers.

We kept in touch as years went by, and met up at annual do's. We talked like we'd met days ago, and were in No. 2's.

We all would act like we were young back in those great times. Many in a dangerous place, but some in sunny climes.

But now our much loved leader's passed, and made us weep a bit. Gob Bless you Andy Welsh, my friend. I'll see you in a bit.


WOII. Andy Welsh 😢 


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