23 PFA Old Comrades Association

Dedicated to publicising the 23 Parachute Field Ambulance Old Comrades Association

This Association encompasses any member or ex member of any Rank, Trade or Cap Badge who has been on the establishment of an Airborne Medical Unit

We have a current membership of over 300 serving Territorial Army and Regular ex-members. All members have served within a British Airborne Medical Unit, including members with a service time frame from the initial units formed in 1944 up to the current 16 Close Support Medical Regiment with its integral 144 Para Medical Squadron volunteers, Parachutists, Air-landing and Non Parachutists.


We try to bring together members through the publication of at least two newsletters per year and host a get together in Coventry once a year for an annual dinner. We also try to put members in contact with each other by acting as an intermediary for them.


Members are requested to promote the Association with any of their pals by giving them our contact details or directing members to the 23 PFA Old Comrades Association on Facebook.

Current Secretary and webmaster is Roy Hatch BEM TD

Roy started life as Grenadier Guardsman of 6 Years (1966-72) leaving as a LSgt.

He commenced his airborne life when he joined 144 Parachute Field Ambulance (TA)

44 Parachute Brigade (TA) in 1972 as a non Medically trained Soldier who not only

qualified as a paramedic but was eventually awarded the BEM while a S/Sgt.


He was commissioned from WO2 to become a Lt Admin Officer, who was then

promoted to Capt holding the posts of Recruit Training Officer, Air Ops Officer and in the new formation as Squadron 2ic finally retiring in 2010.


He now serves the Bedworth Parachute Regimental Association branch as treasurer and is now taking the helm of the 23PFA Old Comrades Association. Support him well and remember where we came from Go! Go! Go!

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