Some of the lads from the 10th Essex and our friends from the 2nd Battalion Border Regiment Great War Living History at Brooklands Museum in the autumn of last year. Mobility for soldiers during the great war came in a number of different forms. In an age of truly mechanised industrial warfare, men could be
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 the 28th of September, the 10th Essex took part in Brooklands final farewell to the Great War Centenary. A regular event for the Essex now, its a wonderful venue that allows us to showcase a great range of demonstrations while surrounded by some of the finest machines and hardware of the period. An excellent
The 10th Essex at Richmond Park meeting the public and talking about the role the parks played in the Great War. Although the weather was rather challenging with constant rain throughout the morning we had a few visitors who braved the conditions. In the end there was about 1,100 visitors at the event down on
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.
This year has seen the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF), which is held at Blandford, celebrate its 50th anniversary. In conjunction with this commemoration, the WW1 trench complex which was constructed there in 2014, occupied by several individuals from the 10th Essex. This complex has been manned every year by historical interpreters. Along with