#DDay75 – The Big One: Calling all 9th Battalion Families

No sooner are we past the 74th anniversary of D-Day, when the preparations must start for the commemorations in 2019 for the 75th Anniversary.

If the 70th anniversary was anything to go by, the event in 2019 will be a major event, and logistically very complex, so planning is already well underway for the 9th Battalion Reunion Club Normandy Pilgrimage.… Read more...

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.… Read more...

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...