Kensington Gardens Trench – 2017

A WW1 Trench in Kensington Gardens We had the opportunity to design and construct a trench system in the centre of London in September 2017. The idea was do create an interactive display highlighting the role of the Camouflage School that was constructed in Kensington Gardens in 1916. Our designer, James Gage, come up with Read More

Dorset Steam Fair – 2017

The Great Dorset Steam Fair Once againg the Dorset Steam Fair was fantastic. For those that haven’t been the site is absolutely huge with bars, music and every food stall you can imagine. The trench was immaculate and the 10th Essex shared duties with our good friends the Royal West Kents. The Garrison fired two Read More

Hornchurch County Park 2017

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 Read More

Zonnebeke, Passchendaele 100

100th Anniversay of the Battle of Passchendaele This year is the centenary of the 3rd Battle of Ypres more commonly known as Passchendaele. Members of the 10th Essex travelled to Zonnebeke in Belgium to pay their respects to the 10th Essex who fought here between July 31st and the 10th November 1917. It remains one Read More

Stow Maries Training Weekend 2017

Stow Maries WW1 Airfield Over the weekend of the 22/23 July we attended the Stow Maries Great War Event in Maldon, Essex. From The Great War Society, 10th Essex, and the Royal Navy Bluejackets to The Great War Channel, Sea to Somme cavalry horses, the Short Brothers and WW1 Aviation artist Graham Turner’s exhibition, the Read More

Thiepval to Tyne Cot 100 miles (22 – 25 July 2017)

100 Mile Charity Walk The 31st July 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the 3rd Battle of Ypres more commonly known as Passchendaele.  We intend to mark this occasion and remember all those who took part in the battles by marching 100 miles from the Thiepval Memorial along the battlefields eventually Read More

La Boisselle and the Liverpool Pals

The Liverpool Pals Association The 10th Essex went over to France over the weekend of the 1st July to meet up with the annual visit of the Liverpool Pals. Members of the group discussed the weapons and equipment used during the attack and showed the members of the Liverpool Pals around a particular area of Read More