Recursive matrix relations for kinematics and dynamics of the HALF parallel manipulator are presented in this paper. The prototype of this robot is a spatial mechanism with revolute actuators, which has two translation degrees of freedom and one rotation degree of freedom. The parallel manipulator consists of a base plate, a movable platform and a system of three connecting legs, having wide application in the fields of industrial robots, simulators, parallel machine tools and any other manipulating devices where high mobility is required. Supposing that the position and the motion of the moving platform are known, an inverse dynamics problem is solved using the principle of virtual powers. Finally, some iterative matrix relations and graphs of the torques and powers for all actuators are analysed and determined. It is shown that this approach is an effective means for kinematics and dynamics modelling of parallel mechanisms.