Home Front

New for 2016 – a presentation to local organisations by members of the WVS and Home Guard. Uniformed personnel have visited the Trefoil Guild, GSK Retired Staff and Women’s Institutes telling the story the local civilian contribution ...

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Barnard Castle 1940s Weekend

Great News, the Barnard Castle 1940s Weekend has been set for the 24th to 26th June 2016. As well as our Operations Room, there will be other re-enactors, military vehicles as will as Services for renewal of marriage vows (Saturday) and a Parade ...

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WAAFs – We need you.

If you already re-enact as a WAAF, or would like to, please get in touch. Our scenario of the Operations Room relies on having WAAF plotters to make the whole effect work.

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Lincolnshire Lancaster Association Day

A fantastic day at Coningsby for the Lincolnshire Lancaster Association Day. Thousands of people many of whom came through our tent to view the Operations Room where we were using the new map and scenario based on RAF Digby. The highlight for me ...

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A Momentous Day

FOR Joe Swinbank and many like him VE Day was a momentous occasion but far from the end of the Second World War. He was a young man serving with the Army and recalls that on May 8, 1945, as millions rejoiced at Germany’s surrender, he was about ...

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Appreciating the effort of our VE Day workers 

THANK you to all those who worked so hard to make the 70th anniversary ofVE Day so memorable at the Parish Hall on Friday, May 8. The exhibitions were in formative and very well displayed. Lunch was delicious and — thankfully — it was not ...

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VE Day events raised £1,350 for Poppy Appeal

THE Second World War was brought to Teesdale as part of a commemorative event to mark VE day. An exhibition at St Mary’s Parish Hall, in Barnard Castle, included photos, displays about the home front, and replica models of Second World War ...

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Allies

Friends or “Allies” of the group include other re-enactment or living history groups. These are just some: WW2 Re-Enactors North East – A group” of about 40 re-enactors & individuals united by a common interest in ...

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Airforce

RAF Hawksmere is a fictitious Royal Air Force station in the North-East of England for World War II historical re-enactors. The station is used by all three RAF commands, Fighter, Bomber and Coastal, and is home to five squadrons. Our aim is to ...

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Army

Pateley Bridge Home Guard – A Unit created to inform the public about the wartime activities of the Pateley Bridge Home Guard Unit WR6. Its members are available to attend WW2 events in period uniform of this home guard unit.

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