9th Battalion Reunion Club Normandy Pilgrimage 2022

The reunion club committee met this weekend, and have taken the decision that we will go ahead with the annual Pilgrimage to Normandy in June 2022.

The pilgrimage will run from June 3rd – June 7th inclusive, and as usual will include attendance of ceremonies at the Merville Battery and other key sites around the 6th Airborn field of operation during the Allied Invasion – including Ranville, Breville / Chateau St Come etc.… Read more...

2021 Normandy Pilgrimage Cancelled

It’s with great sadness that we have to confirm that the 9th Parachute Battalion Reunion Club 2021 Pilgrimage to Normandy has been cancelled. We had hoped that there might be a chance for the event to go ahead – and indeed things on the UK side are starting to feel positive.… Read more...

Bill Phelps Leaves Us

We’re sad to report the death of Bill Phelps of the 9th Battalion, towards the end of January. My understanding is that he died peacefully in his sleep, while watching the cricket.… Read more...

Fred Glover Called to a Higher Service

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Fred Glover passed away this weekend. Fred was a legend amongst the 9th Battalion veterans, known across the Merville community for his character, mischievous humour and his engaging story-telling.… Read more...

Annual Reunion Club Dinner 2021

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 13th March 2021.… Read more...