Raising for monument

Bill Marshall, Mark Holding, Brian Savage, Tony Moore and Terry Wiltshire with the Pegasus flag.
Bill Marshall, Mark Holding, Brian Savage, Tony Moore and Terry Wiltshire with the Pegasus flag.

EX-PARAS from in and around Ilkeston are playing their parts in a bid to raise £260,000 for a national memorial.

Since the launch of the Pegasus Memorial Appeal last year the Nottingham branch of the Parachute Regiment Association’s Airborne Forces have raised hundreds of pounds towards the total.

Members including Brian Savage, of Ilkeston, Mark Holding, Tony Moore and Bill Marshall, of Stapleford, and Terry Wiltshire, of Long Eaton, are all backing the appeal.

The bronze statue of winged horse Pegasus and a paratrooper fresh from a jump is to be situated at the National Memoriam Arboretum in Staffordshire, which commemorates military lives lost since 1948.

Mark Holding said: “The Pegasus Memorial will serve as a worthy tribute to the brave servicemen and women who have served the airborne forces in the last 70 years and fought to bring freedom to our great country.”