HELP! What are President of the Regiment Institute shops?

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by hammycheesyeggy, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what President of the Regiment Institute shops are? I have an enquiry at work* and none of us have any idea!

    *I work in a civvy library
  2. The PRI is just the regimental shop. They usually sell a range of regimental items such as plaques, watch-straps, sweatshirts etc. along with various bits and bobs to make your life on ops or exercise more comfortable.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Try a quick google:

    It's a shop on camp, usually ran by a 20 year + full screw selling keen kit such as webbing pouches and other such gash.

    Better to spend the folding ones on beer IMO.
  4. The PRI is the term given to the principle non public fund in a regiment. The fund is used to subsidise welfare projects in the regiment and is maintined by charity fundraising and by running various trading activities such as sticky bun and sports kit shops, typically selling regimental T shirts etc...

    I think the PRI used to get a kickback from the NAAFI as well at one time..

    The term is archaic as there is on such thing as the "Regimental Insititute" ot a president anymore... The PRI is the responisbilty of the CO.