Hornchurch County Park Fair
The 10th Essex once again had a area set aside at the Hornchurch County Park Fair run by the Ingrebourne Wildlife Trust.
The site is a former RAF Hornchurch base and was used during the First and Second World Wars. Squadrons of Spitfires based here played an important role protecting London during the Battle of Britain. Various artefacts and relics of the site’s RAF history are still visible from within the park including an aircraft dispersal bay, pillboxes, and Tett turrets.
It is now a designated Local Nature Reserve looked after by the Ingrebourne Wildlife Trust.
Our show this year was to display the different types of uniform worn by the soldiers from the 17th Century English Civil War through to World War 1 and 2. We also held two weapon firing displays explaining the types of guns used during past 400 years, from muskets to rifles.
We were a good draw for the public with lots of interesting questions asked by both children and adults.