Veterans from Glasgow’s PRA and from our own Highland Light Infantry Association have been out with our collecting cans and gently relieving folk of their pennies in Glasgow’s Central Station again and raised a whopping £833.08 towards the Museum Appeal fund.
There are an amazing number of links between the Paras and our Regiment – one less than obvious one is that the old headquarters of 15 (Scottish) Parachute Regiment at the Yorkhill Territorial Army drill hall was once the headquarters of 6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry (6 HLI).
15 (Scottish) Parachute Regiment (15 PARA) will be celebrating their 70th anniversary on 6 May 2017. Members of A Company, 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, the successors of 15 PARA, will be joined by veterans of the Parachute Regimental Association to celebrate this event. A service in Glasgow Cathedral, followed by a parade to George Square, will form part of the celebrations on Saturday 6 May.
We are very grateful to the Paras and you all for your tremendous support so far; but don’t think that your purses and wallets are safe – they are already have another three dates pencilled in for this year. These veterans also give their support and collect for other service charities, all of whom we are sure would join us in thanking the Paras and the kind-hearted public for their amazing generosity and support!