PRA Committee

Grimsby & Cleethorpes Branch​

The PRA Committee members of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Branch are responsible to make sure that decisions taken at its association’s general meeting are acted on.
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Chairman
Mike Harrison

(Life member)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Secretary
Ron Webster

(Life member)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Treasurer/Welfare
Don MacKay

(Life member)

PRA previous committee members

Mike Harrison

I joined the Branch in 1969 or 70 whilst still serving in 16 Ind Co. I was enjoying the camaraderie of company members and was encouraged to join the PRA by the CSM who deducted the £5 membership from you if you wanted to join or not. I emigrated to Canada in November 73 and left the Company then, in 1979 I returned from Canada, and re-joined the Branch, shortly after this the Chairman Peter Dawson Passed away and I took over the roll of Chairman for 2 or 3 years.

After this period I left for a while and was very pleased to be asked to re-join the Branch in 2000 and something (can’t remember when) and after some time was asked again to take the helm as it where and I am enjoying doing so and even with Covid 19 the Branch goes from strength to strength with the core team of 3 or 4 of us doing what we can to uphold the principles of the PRA.

Ron Webster

I joined The Parachute Regiment in 1980 and completed nearly 14yrs with mainly 2 Para. After that I moved back to Sheffield then eventually to Cleethorpes area.

I have been involved with the Parachute Regimental Association before and after I joined. Firstly I used to visit them in Sheffield with a 3 Para lad I knew, meeting Arnhem and Normandy Veterans . This inspired me to join and so I did.

After I got out of the Army, I have done various jobs and still working. I was then introduced to Grimsby and Cleethorpes PRA. There wasn’t many in the branch when I joined but over the years we have grown to a lot more members and meet regularly. Years later I was voted in as Secretary of the branch.

During my 10yrs or so as a member of the branch, we have helped various Airborne Veterans and their famillies and will continue to do so. Also we support our present and future Airborne family.

Don MacKay

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