Welcome to the 9th Battalion Reunion Club

Welcome to the 9th Parachute Battalion Reunion Club website!

This site is dedicated to the men who served in the 9th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, and the actions in which they took part in World War 2, as well as providing information about the 9th Battalion Reunion Club, an organisation for veterans and their families to keep in contact and to commemorate those who we have lost.

Bookings for the D-Day 80th Anniversary Normandy Pilgrimage in 2024

We are currently working through the logistics for the 2024 Annual Reunion Club Pilgrimage. Due to it being the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, prices are being increased everywhere (including the ferry crossings) and space/availability will be limited. This is further complicated by the fact that the Hotel du Golf, the traditional base for the Reunion Club Pilgrimage, has now closed.

If you are interested in attending the Pilgrimage in 2024, please keep an eye out for updates here and in the Facebook group. Note that priority for spaces will be given to those who have attended previous pilgrimages.

Request for Contributions

If you have any stories, photographs or other information about the battalion, those who served in it, or the operations in which they were involved, please send them to us, so that we can make this a central resource for all. In particular, we’re trying to build up a complete list of all those involved in the 9th (particularly around the D-Day operations), so if you are a relative of one of the battalion members, please contribute a picture and a short (or long!) bio to add to the Red Berets page.