19 July - 21 July 2024

Airborne Forces Day 2024 Scotland

Contact: taysidepra@gmail.com for event enquiries

For any queries about your visit to Dundee email debbie.ree@dundeecity.gov.uk

About Airborne Forces Day 2024 Scotland

We are extremely grateful for the generous support and help we receive from our sponsors and partners. Thanks to all involved in bringing us together for Airborne Forces Day 2024 Scotland.

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Tayside Branch PRA are hosting Airborne Forces Day Scotland 2024 in Dundee. It will be spread out over the weekend 19th, 20th & 21st July 2024, below is a brief outline of the plan more details will be added here as we go on.  Keep an eye out for future announcements.

"What manner of men are those who wear the maroon red beret ? 
Firstly they are all volunteers, and are then toughened by hard physical training.
As a result they have that infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from physical well being. 
They have jumped from the air and by doing so have conquered fear.
Their duty lies in the van of battle, they are proud of this honour and have never failed in any task.
They have the highest standards in all things, whether it be skill in battle or smartness in the execution of all piece time duties.
They have shown themselves to be as tenacious and determined in defence as they are courageous in attack.
They are, in fact, Men apart - Every Man an Emperor."
Field Marshall Mongomery of Alamein

We hope you bring your family and explore the various attraction on offer in Dundee. 

Please use as much or as little of the information links as you need to make the most of your stay. The information below has been especially tailored to your conference with the aim of making your visit to Dundee and the region as easy as possible. Using the links below you can find the most relevant information to help you plan your trip.

Destination Dundee

Plan of Events - Friday 19th July 2024

12:00 – onwards
Welcome reception at St David’s Veteran’s hub.

In the evening as always the bar will be open up to midnight there will be food laid on and karaoke!

Location: 86 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EL
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Plan of Events - Saturday 20th July 2024

11:00 – 17:00
The afternoon event will be held on Riverside Drive, Dundee.

Music from a Brass Band, Pegasus the Parachute Regiment mascot, the recruitment team and lots more.

Static display of vintage military vehicles. 

Static military displays.

Food stalls, farmers market, kids entertainment and other interesting stalls.

Beer tent with music. 

19:00 Onwards
The Parachute Regiment Association Appreciation Dinner Dance 2024

Venue: Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

Ticket price: £50.00

Our evening event offers:- Scottish piper will greet you on arrival, three course meal with wine, live music from a local band and local DJ.

The official dinner is only available for PRA Members/Guests. 

Plan of Events - Sunday 21st July 2024

11:00 – onwards
Farewell reception at St. David’s Veterans Hub.

Location: 86 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EL
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Official Accommodation Portal

We are working with Dundee City Region Convention Bureau and DACBRes to manage accommodation for Airborne Forces Day 2024 Scotland, providing a variety of accommodation close to the conference venue.

Guaranteed Rates & Availability - Rates are fixed & subject to availability & individual hotel terms and conditions – True room availability – only rooms available to book are displayed.

Breakfast & VAT Included - No hidden extras – the price you see is the price you pay. Changes up to 24 hours before your arrival (subject to individual hotel Terms & Conditions).

Nothing To Pay Upfront - Details of your valid credit card are only used to guarantee your reservation. Pay on check in (subject to individual hotel Terms & Conditions).

Visit our official accommodation portal and book your accommodation

Airborne Forces Day 2024 - Discounted Flights to/from Dundee with Loganair 

Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling to/from Dundee from London Heathrow (LHR), Sumburgh (LSI) and Kirkwall (KOI) Airports for this conference. 

Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 23 July 2024, quoting promotional code AFD24 at the time of booking, for travel between 17 July 2024 – 23 July 2024. 

Visit Loganair to book (link opens in new window) 

Launched in 2021, GreenSkies is Loganair’s sustainability initiative, which sets out how the company will achieve its ambitious target of becoming net zero by 2040. One part of the initiative is a small mandatory charge as part of every fare; with funds then invested in internationally accredited carbon offset schemes to take the same amount of carbon out of the atmosphere that each flight produces. While the carbon offsetting programme is the first step, Loganair have also been engaging with leading aerospace and technology companies to ensure we can have the systems we need to achieve our carbon-neutral goal.

Guidance on Travelling Safely and your Travel Made Easy Guide

Guidance on Travelling Safely and your Travel Made Easy Guide
Follow government guidance on travelling safely in the UK and Scotland.

Read our Travel Made Easy Guide (link opens in new window) on how to get to Dundee from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Airport, including coach travel to Dundee.

Getting around Dundee and MixMap Dundee Tourist Map

Get active out and about in Dundee city.  A compact city bursting with places of interest, history, and things to see, it is so easy to get around.

Dundee’s active travel routes in and around the city have been developed over the last few years with a key objective to encourage active travel through walking, cycling and public transport, and deploy sustainable alternatives to decarbonise transport.  Read more on Dundee.com Active Travel website (link opens in new window)

MixMap is a friendly, easy to use, locally produced Dundee map for tourists showcasing the colourful range of independent businesses, attractions and places of interest in Dundee and Broughty Ferry.

We want to help you make the most of your time in our city. Discover great little shops, welcoming restaurants, immersive attractions with Visit MixMap The Dundee Tourist Map website.

Eat and Drink Dundee - Tuck in like a Dundonian

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Download "eat & drink Dundee" brochure (pdf leaflet),

Courtesy of Dundee-One City, Many Discoveries

Illustration lovingly created by local illustrator, Laura Darling @darlingbyname


We are extremely grateful for the generous support and help we receive from our sponsors and partners. Thanks to all involved in bringing us together for Airborne Forces Day 2024 Scotland.