Another veteran leaves us: Cyril Tasker

This week we received the sad news that Cyril Tasker of the 9th Parachute Battalion, passed away. Cyril took part in many operations during the war, including the Ardennes battle, the Rhine campaign, and the Baltic sea.… Read more...

CANCELLED: 9th Para Battalion Normandy Pilgrimage 2020

It is with extreme sadness that the Committee have taken the decision to cancel the 9th Battalion Reunion Club Pilgrimage to Normandy for 2020. Considering the current ongoing situation around COVID-19 escalating by the day, and with many countries in lockdown or closing borders, it appears to be the only sensible decision to enable the safety of the club members and, most of all, the veterans.… Read more...

Annual Reunion Dinner 2020 – CANCELLED

It is with a heavy heart that the committee have taken the decision to cancel the annual reunion club dinner on the 28th March 2020 at the Union Jack Club, as a result of the ongoing public health concerns around the spread of COVID-19.… Read more...

Annual Reunion Club Dinner 2020

Family and close friends of the 9th Parachute Battalion Reunion Club are invited to the Annual Club Dinner at the Union Jack Club in Sandell Street London SE1 8UJ on 28th March 2020.… Read more...

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...