Remembrance Day 2019 at Hornchurch Country Park

On Sunday 10th November the 10th Essex were invited to attend a memorial rememberance day service at Hornchurch Country Park. As part of the days event, we also were they to help with an exhibition revealing the role Hornchurch played in both World War One and Two. This allowed visitors to learn more about the

On the 8th of June 1919, Whit Sunday, the last men serving with the 10th

On the 8th of June 1919, Whit Sunday, the last men serving with the 10th (Service) Battalion the Essex Regiment paraded for the last time. The final dismiss. This disbandment was held in FOVANT on Salisbury Plain Wiltshire. The last diary entry was April 30th at CLARY. It read; “all available personnel employed on fatigues.”

Brompton Cemetery Memorial Service

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

Battle of Britain 78th Anniversary

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

The Goldhanger Bell Ringers Remember…

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.

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

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