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Have you been to see our Women in the Royal Navy Exhibition? 2017 marked the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), or the ‘Wrens’ and The National Museum of the Royal Navy is marking the centenary with its Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy exhibition which runs until…Read More...
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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 service on Sunday. There is also intended… Continue reading
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 was meeting the veteran Dambuster, George “Johnny”… Continue reading
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 to be… Continue reading
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 rationed. Returning in the evening for the concert, featuring the Barney Brass… Continue reading
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 planes. Re-enactors brought a Battle of Britain operations… Continue reading
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 the 1940s era, not bound by membership, rules & regulations, but gather together to… Continue reading
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 further the remembrance of those who served… Continue reading