The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Charity was created on 1st January 2020. It was formed from a merger of The Airborne Forces Security Fund (AFSF) and The Parachute Regiment Charity (PRC). Its vision is to be
‘a single, agile and well-governed charity, whose Trustees understand the Regimental and wider Airborne family, and who take a strategic view of the needs of the Regiment, its soldiers and veterans, their dependants and its history, balancing today’s requirements with those of tomorrow.’
The Trustees are drawn from the AFSF and PRC, in order to maintain corporate knowledge. They include serving and retired members of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, as well as medical, legal and investment practitioners. The Board is supported by a group of experienced advisors, including the Parachute Regimental Association. Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer is the first and current Chair.
The PRAFC shows the same respect for the primacy of other Corps and Regimental charities as its predecessors. It continues to consider charitable support to parachute trained members of the wider Airborne community, where appropriate
There is no need to take any action to re-write wills. Bequests to the AFSF and the PRC will go to the PRAFC and the change of name will not activate secondary beneficiaries. The PRAFC uses the ‘Support our Paras’ trading name and the executive staff are based in Regimental Headquarters The Parachute Regiment, in Merville Barracks, Colchester.