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Paul (Scouse) Downie - Epic Sailing Adventure -

Check out this excellent website and monitor the progress round the world of one of our own

"So why a “round the world odyssey” at nearly 71 years of age you might ask?  I’ve felt on many occasions with my life as if there is a greater force propelling me along to undertake certain things or adventures. This is such a time."

The Fighting Ninth - 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers, Private Facebook Group

The Fighting Ninth

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British Airborne Forces Club

Are you a serving or ex-serving member of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces?
If so, you’ve landed in the right place.

British Airborne Forces Club


The British Airborne Forces Club (BAFC) is solely for the Airborne Brotherhood. If you’ve not passed P Coy and your BPC you are not eligible to join this club.

We verify all applicants and our membership process makes us exclusive.

We are a Brotherhood, regardless of unit, and we enjoy a support system among ourselves that’s second to none. We support serving and non-serving members of the brotherhood and their dependents. We have funds that we gather from our annual subscriptions, donations and the events that we run, these funds are used to support our brothers, not just in the UK but throughout the world.

Our annual subscription is £10, that’s it. In terms of membership benefit you get out what you put in by joining in. We currently have two events each year, one in Aldershot (P Coy 10 Miler) and the other in Brecon (Fandance).

So, join us. You won’t regret it because it’s the only way to stay in the Brotherhood whilst in Civvy Street.

‘Ad Unum Omnes’


General enquiries, Group Visits & Venue Hire 01634 822312
Learning Service 01634 822261
Museum Reception (During opening hours only) 01634 822839

Royal Engineers Museum
Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1UR

Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. Last entry 4:00pm
Monday (During bank holidays & school holidays only) 10:00am - 5:00pm. Last entry 4:00pm


Please visit research pages for details

Read Josh's Story

Josh Boggi Motivational Speaking

Two months into his third tour of Afghanistan in 2010, Josh stood on a Pressure Pad Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that triggered beneath him, resulting in the loss of both his legs and his right arm.  The blast also damaged his remaining left hand. Josh also suffered damage to his spine, nerve damage and he also had a pulmonary embolism which Doctors back at Camp Bastion had to fight to control.

"I still remember everything" he says, "I didn’t think it was me at first because I felt no pain and couldn’t see because there was so much dust in my eyes". It wasn't until his colleagues started applying tourniquets that the penny dropped.

Josh says "This may sound bad and some may feel sorry for me, but don't, yes, it changed my life but it changed it for the better".

Read Josh's story

Minimal Risk

Specialists in Project Management, Recruitment and Consultancy

We have been sourcing individuals and building teams of multi skilled, former service specialists: fulfilling full-time and contract positions since 2002 for a broad range of Government and Commercial clients.

By registering with us you will have access to a range of regularly updated job opportunities.

Our team of expert consultants is available to assist you in your commercial career development.

+44 (0) 1432 360643

Skydive Academy

Welcome to Peterlee Parachuting, skydiving over North East England in County Durham, 23 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Peterlee Parachute Drop Zone (DZ) has been operating since 1987. We operate in unrestricted Air Space flying aircraft capable of dropping parachutists from up to 15,000ft. We are central for Tyneside (19 miles) and Teesside (19 miles), have good dual carriageway access from Northumberland & North Yorkshire and we are adjacent to 7 day a week public transport routes.

We are located at Shotton Airfield, 10 miles east of Durham City & 2 miles West of Peterlee. You can contact us by telephone 0191 517 1234 on scheduled office opening days 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am - 12 noon Weekend & Holidays, or by email any time to:

The World of Dennis Bisskit

About the Author

About the Books

Stephen Ainley was born in, Birmingham UK, in the 1950s. Served in the British Airborne in the 1970s, before moving to Australia.

He has written many articles and short stories over the years, always humorous tales, and eventually had his first novel, The Dennis Bisskit Adventures, published in 2017. Filled with family, fun, colourful characters, and disasters. This was followed by, Dennis Bisskit and the Man From Paris with the Very Large Head, and Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacons Bottom.

OUT NOW!!!, my first serious novel(la) Jessup. From the battlefields of France and Northern Africa to the East End of London. It's 1950 and Jessup has one last chance to turn his life around.

Welcome to the World of Dennis Bisskit

Available right now...

  • The Dennis Bisskit Adventures
  • Dennis Bisskit and the Man from Paris with the Very Large Head
  • Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon's Bottom

Dennis Bisskit books are about, friends, family, fun, nostalgia and disasters but mainly about laughter.

Steve's site includes contact details, a blog, Dennis news and other stuff.


Out in May 2021


He survived the war but can he survive the peace

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The Parachute Regimental Association (PRA) was formed at the end of the Second World War to further the interests of The Parachute Regiment and to organise functions and activities so members could continue associations formed during their service with the Regiment and Airborne Forces.

PRA membership covers all age groups and different cap badges with branches nationwide, including Northern Ireland. Meetings are generally held monthly to organise social functions, visits, reunions, pilgrimages, battlefield tours and, of course, to catch up on the latest Regimental news and gossip over a drink or two.

Time Capsule Watches

Vintage Personalised Wristwatches & the Stories They Tell

A very interesting site based in the USA and run by Robert (Bob) Stokes

Included in Bob's collection is a watch owned by one of our own, David Breese, you can view David's Roll of Honour page on our site here or click on the image below to visit the Time Capsule Watches web site

Time Capsule Watches Web Site

Airborne Engineers Online Shop - Facebook Discussion Group

Airborne Engineers Online Shop - Discussion Group

A private group for discussion and feedback on existing and future shop products




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