9th Battalion member commemorated at Knutsford

Today we received an email to the 9th Battalion website from Sylvia Chaplin to notify us of the Knutsford Centennial War Memorial.

Knutsford Town Council established the town’s Centennial War memorial which brought together all of the names from other memorials in the town .… Read more...

Normandy Pilgrimage 2019 – Itinerary

This is the (currently provisional) itinerary for the 9th Parachute Battalion Reunion Club Pilgrimage to Normandy in 2019.

Be aware that, as this is a major anniversary, so this itinerary can be subject to change depending on event time changes in Normandy.Read more...

New Books about Merville

There are two new books released this year relating to the 9th Battalion and the Merville Battery.

Eight Seconds – Glenn B. Fleming

The first, by Glenn Fleming, is a dramatised narrative telling of the Merville Assault, seen through the eye’s of Glenn’s father Frank Fleming, who was a machine-gunner in the 9th Battalion and who took part in the Merville battle.… Read more...

Annual Reunion Dinner 2019

On Saturday 23rd of March 2019, the 9th Battalion Reunion Club held its annual dinner at the Union Jack Club in London. With 3 distinguished WW2 veterans, Phil Ward, Tom Hughes and Alec Smart, and many members of the 9th Battalion’s family and friends present, it was a fun and friendly evening.… Read more...

Funeral Details for Cecil Hughes

For anyone interested in attending and paying their respects, the funeral for Cecil Hughes will be held at:

  • Boxted Church, Church Ln, Boxted, Near Sudbury, Colchester CO4 5TG at 10:00am on Monday 7th January 2019.
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Another farewell – Cecil Hughes

Another sad loss to the battalion – this week we were notified of the passing of Cecil Hughes. He joined the 9th Battalion in March 1945 as a reinforcement of the troops already there, and went on to take part in the Rhine campaign, and he also fought in Italy.… Read more...

Funeral Details for Joseph Holmes

The family of Joseph Holmes have confirmed his funeral to be at Worthing Crematorium, on the 26th October 2018, at 12:40. 

Any ex-members of the 9th Parachute Battalion or Parachute Regiment would be most welcome, particularly if they are wearing blazers, berets and Parachute Regiment colours/decorations. … Read more...