Contact Us

To contact us directly, please use the address, phone number or contact form at the foot of this page. Before doing so, however, please read the following information about other methods of seeking our help since these may be more appropriate in specific cases.

Serving Soldiers and Families

Serving personnel and their families should always contact their Unit Welfare Officer (UWO) in the first instance if they have a welfare issue. The UWOs and their teams have the experience and expertise to help, and most problems can be resolved quickly and efficiently.  The serving community is also catered for by the Army Welfare Service (AWS) and two service charities, The Royal British Legion (TRBL) and SSAFA. Your UWO will be able to guide you in the event of these organisations being required in helping you resolve your welfare issue.

Veterans and Families

Veterans who served as soldiers in The Parachute Regiment and who require welfare assistance should contact either The Royal British Legion (TRBL) or the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA). A case worker from one of these organisations will assess your requirements and, if necessary, will approach the Regimental Welfare Office on your behalf. If your need falls within the objectives of the Regimental charities we will offer financial assistance via the case worker organisation. TRBL and SSAFA have professional, trained and experienced case workers who are best placed to assist you and who have access to many other service and civilian charities and agencies as well as to RHQ PARA. It is not possible for RHQ PARA to deal directly with welfare for veterans and applications for assistance must be made through TRBL or SSAFA.

The Royal British Legion:

Tel: 0808 802 8080
Website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk

SSAFA:

Tel: 0845 241 7141
Website: https://www.ssafa.org.uk

Veterans who served as commissioned officers in The Parachute Regiment should apply for assistance through the Officers’ Association (OA). They will approach RHQ PARA and other charities on your behalf if appropriate.

Officers’ Association:

Tel: 020 7808 4160
Website: https://www.officersassociation.org.uk

Airborne Forces Veterans

Veterans of the Airborne Forces may be eligible for assistance from the Airborne Forces Security Fund (AFSF) but any applications must be made through TRBL, SSAFA or the OA. If in doubt, personnel should approach their parent regiment or corps regimental headquarters for advice.

Regimental Welfare Officer, RHQ PARA

Tel:  (01206) 817102 or (01206) 817103

Email:  rwo@parawelfare.org

Postal Address:  Regimental Welfare Officer, Merville Barracks, COLCHESTER, CO2 7UT

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