At Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome last weekend, we had the pleasure of In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War come with us and take some fantastic photos. With a little bit of photoshop magic from the man himself, we are right in the action. Photo’s courtesy of Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy szalayberzeviczy on Instagram
Back in 2002, a good friend of mine, Mike Fitt and I say down to discuss the possibility of commemorating the role of the Royal Parks in the Great War. Now seven years on with numerous events and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are closing in on the end. One of our highlights
We are pleased to annouce two new patrons for the 10th Essex, Melanie Dodd and Miranda Banks. They are decendants of Sir Donald Banks who served with the 10th Essex in France. You can read more here – Our Patrons.
On Wednesday 7th November 2018, we were invited to take part in a memorial and dedication service at Brompton Cemetery, West London. Working in partnership with the Royal Parks Guild, The Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Royal Parks after 3 years of planning the event took place. A specially-inscribed memorial stone was permanently placed in
Great event today at the Warley chapel with the 10th remembered with our stained glass window and Roll of Honour plus colours going back to Quatre Bras. One of the highlights was when an ex-RAF NCO told us that our rest on your arms reverse was the digs! Could it mean that we did it
On September 15th, the Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust organised an open day at the ATC Centre on Wood Lane, Elm Park. Not only was it to remember the Battle of Britain but also to show off the new RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre in Sutton’s House. Several groups were there displaying memorabilia from both the first
On Sunday 9th September 2018 some of the 10th Essex were invited by the National Army Museum to take part in a cricket match on the outfield of The Oval during the lunch interval at the English vs India 5th Test Match. It was to mark the joint service of the British and Indian troops
In WW1 1400 bell ringers died in the conflict. The associated change ringers of the UK, started a campaign for each ringing tower, to recruit new members, to “replace” these people.This is Michelle, also of Goldhanger, who became fascinated with bell ringing after bumping into several of the the local team, in the local pub.
Theatre of War FRance Sapper R.L Daniel – Royal Engineers – Died at Dainville, France Private C M Husk – East Surrey – Died at Arras, France John Stanley Fursdon – Hertfordshire Regiment James Fursdon – Royal Army Medical Corp George Storer – East Surrey William Frank Lanaray – Kings Royal Rifles Drummer Frank Edgar
Batemans – One Last Time So another wonderful Bateman’s event comes to a close and this was our last one at a wonderful National Trust house. The weekend was fraught with dangers especially the heat and constant sun, not only did it enable us to all get red faces and necks also meant that our