The Glider Pilot Regiment Society
The Glider Pilot Regiment Society of Family, Heritage and Remembrance (UK Registered Charity No. 1184175) was set up in 2017 following the winding down of the Glider Pilot Regimental Association (GPRA). The Society was not intended to replace the GPRA but rather to educate about the history of the regiment and provide a community for Glider Pilot veterans, their relatives and those with a connection to the Regiment.
The purposes of the Glider Pilot Regiment Society are:
1. To educate the public about the history and heritage of the Glider Pilot Regiment (GPR) and its activities during World War II and in post war years, in particular but not exclusively by:
a. cataloguing documentary evidence and recording the oral histories of those who served in the Regiment;
b. engagement with media, museums and educational institutes;
c. conducting research and sharing the useful results of such research and sharing of information as appropriate;
2. To promote good citizenship by commemorating the sacrifices of those members of the GPR who died in service during World War II by establishing and maintaining such memorials as shall be thought fit and funding remembrance services and events.
3. To relieve GPR veterans who are in need by reason of their age, ill health or disability or social or financial circumstances or other disadvantage and in the case of bereavement of a veteran, to provide non-financial support to relieve the distress of their families.