To all paratroopers and other visitors, whether South African or international, I, on behalf of all members of the Legion of Associated Airborne of the Republic of South Africa (LAARSA), welcome you to our upgraded website.

LAARSA is an airborne veteran’s organization that embraces the brotherhood of paratroopers worldwide. We all stand together as proud wearers of the maroon beret.

Our primary goal is to socialize amongst paratroopers and raise funds for a paratrooper benevolent fund, by which we are able to assist any member’s family with financial assistance in the case of death or hard times. The generosity and benevolence of our ever increasing membership has enabled LAARSA to support other various charitable causes on a regular basis, with funds generated by functions and fund raisers held through out the year. Financial statements are distributed to members at least every quarter.

We regroup on the first Thursday of every month, except January, at the Reveille MOTH Shellhole in Benoni where we have a formal meeting at 20:00, followed by a social gathering.

Reveille Shellhole GPS: S 26 11' 59" E 28 19' 11"

LAARSA has been in existence for over twenty four years and is still going strong. This is a fitting tribute to the tenacity of paratroopers. Our members stretch all over the globe, from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. We even have some “old” Eastern Block members.

Once again I invite you to drop us an email at, or join us at our meetings to which you will be made very welcome.

We welcome you once again to our site, and trust that you will seriously consider furthering our "Airborne" connections by joining LAARSA. A membership application is available on this website.

Happy Landings
Sean McDonough