Hints and tips on getting profiles published on Paradata

ParaData allows users to contribute content, including imagery, documents and a profile entry unique to themselves or a relative.  This means ParaData is a unique, vibrant, online archive detailing the service histories of Paratroopers and members of airborne forces from formation in 1940 to the present day.

However, it is essential that entries are verified prior to publication and that they contain as much information as possible, in terms of content, to provide an insight into the lives of airborne soldiers.

In order to help staff verify service details in order to publish an entry please supply the following information:

Airborne unit(s) served with; date(s) of service.
Parachute course number (or when and where parachute training attended) if parachutist qualification held.
Platoon intake number at Depot (for Parachute Regiment personnel).

Scans of official documents confirming airborne service.

We would also prefer it if a photograph in service uniform is supplied.

Please note that we reserve the right to not publish a profile unless a service number and sufficient supporting information is supplied to enable us to confirm a person's service in an airborne unit or military parachutist qualification. This is to protect the integrity of both ParaData and The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces.

Take a moment to look through images to the right for some brief advice. click on each picture for a step by step guide to joining and uploading info.

If you have any problems with any of these steps, please get in touch with the ParaData Editor at enquiries@paradata.org.uk



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