9th Battalion Pilgrimage 2018 – Itinerary

This is the (currently provisional) itinerary for the 9th Parachute Battalion Reunion Club Pilgrimage to Normandy in 2018. It will be updated with any changes, should they arise.

Monday 4th June

Arrive Golf Hotel

Tuesday 5th June

0930 – Ceremony at Le Mesnil Crossroads
1030 – Visit Memorial Pegasus
1300 – Lunch at the Merville Battery
1600 – Ceremony at Gonneville-en-Auge
1700– Ceremony at the Merville Battery
Return to hotel to change.…

Another veteran leaves us – Ron Tucker

It’s with great sadness that I have to report the loss of Ron Tucker of the 9th Battalion Parachute Regiment. He passed away peacefully today (25th April 2018). His daughter, Ann Sutton, quoted Ron as saying:

Last of the rear party, joining the main Battalion, at last with all my Brothers“.


Annual Reunion Dinner 2018

The 9th Battalion Reunion Club held its 2018 annual dinner at the Union Jack Club in London on Saturday 3rd of March.

Attendance was good, considering the terrible weather over the previous week, with committee members in attendance, and many of the veterans’ families, as well as a contingent from Merville-Franceville (including the deputy mayor Silvie, Pascaline from the Merville Battery, and her son – and the 9th Battalion standard bearer – Gaetan).… Read more...

Annual Reunion Dinner 2017

The 2017 9th Parachute Battalion Reunion Club dinner, held at the Union Jack Club in London, was well-attended by veterans, friends and family. The guest of honour was Brigadier Ian McCloud.… Read more...

Annual Reunion Dinner 2016

On the 2nd of April 2016, at the Union Jack Club in London, the 9th Battalion Renunion club dinner included a presentation of the Legion D’Honneur to 9th Battalion veterans Phil Ward and Ron Tucker, by the mayor of Merville-Franceville, Olivier Paz.… Read more...