Welcome to the website of The East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group No. 10 Platoon 'B' Company. Please have a look at the blog of our recent activities, our photos and much more!

East Yorks and the RAF

Christine informs us of an interesting story about a link between the EY's and the RAF.

Driffield Aerodrome

Click on the link above to read the story.

2010 English Heritage events confirmed

There are three confirmed English Heritage events for 2010. They are:

Scarborough Castle - 29/30/31st May (sat,sun,mon - bank holiday)

Richmond Castle - 19/20th June

Pickering Castle - 16/17th October

Remembrance Day 2009

These four photos are of Ed Hallett and Hayden on duty at two local memorials on 8/11/2009. The first two shots are at Park Bridge, Oldham at 10.50am, the last two are at Ashton Waterloo at 2.30pm.

Derby University Sale

The Group will have a stand at the Derby University Militaria event on the weekend of the 7th and 8th November. A good chance to move on unused kit or gather up some needed items.


We are now members of the National Association of Re-enactment Societies or Nares as it's known.

Pickering Castle (English Heritage) 17/18th October.

Here are two photos taken by Helen showing parts of the section through the ruins of the castle. More photos are available here. Pickering Photos.

Redwood Primary School 17 Sept 2009

Steve Blackburn and Barry Pate responded to an invitation to assist with the World War II history classes for Year 4 pupils at Redwood Primary School in Waddington , Lincoln on the 17th September. Steve, in British Infantry uniform and Barry in Australian 2AIF uniform gave short presentations to the three classes and then answered the numerous and interesting questions from the charming students.

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway - 12/13 September 2009

Michael has provided some photos from the Embsay weekend. Here are a few with a link to the others. Embsay Photos.

Victory Show 2009 5/6 September

Special thanks to Andy Etherington and Dave Wilson for organising the East Yorks display at the The Victory Show this year. A superb display was set up on the Friday prior to the event by Dave and Andy. Great job guys. The event was very well attended by the public and featured excellent flying displays and a mock battle on each day. We were also privileged to meet East Yorkshire Regiment Veterans.

Link to video of battle here

Below are a few of the photos from the event with more here:

The Victory Show

Eventplan Homefront Show - Rufford Park - 15/16 August 2009

Andrew Irving has provided these photos from the Rufford Park event. The next group event is the Victory Show 5/6 September.

Crich 8/9 August 2009

Michael has provided some photos from Crich with more available here: Crich photos:

Michael has also found some interesting period photos

Thackeray Medical Museum June 27/28 2009

Photos of the Thackeray Medical Museum event taken on June 27/28 2009, featuring the K2 from Ice Cold in Alex, several pairs of knees and a black eye. Photos from Ed Hallet and Andrew Irving.

New Events for 2009

Two additional events have been added to the East York's calendar:

  • Victory Show 5/6th September
  • Pickering castle (English Heritage) 17/18th October.

Richmond Castle 13/14th June 2009

Here is a few of the photos from the Richmond Castle English Heritage event with more photos available here: Richmond Castle

Normandy Trip

Once again several members of the group made the trip to Normandy in time for the 65th anniversary commemoration. The party laid wreathes to the 2nd Battalion East Yorks at the 3rd Division Memorial at La Breche d’Hermanville and at the Hermanville War Cemetery. We also spent a very moving hour listening to the stories of veteran Dennis Peachy on Sword beach where he landed. The rest of the time was spent visiting many of the huge number of sites and museums. It is difficult to remember that every inch of this ground was bitterly fought over, but the numerous Commonwealth war cemeteries bear witness to the huge cost of the success of the invasion.

Further photos can be seen here: Normandy Photos

English Heritage Scarborough Castle Wartime Weekend

The English Heritage Scarborough Castle 1940's Wartime Weekend held over the Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 23 - Mon 25 May) was a great success. The group was honoured to have a visit by WWII East Yorkshire Regiment Veteran Alf Ackroyd and his family (Alf's son-in-law Tony kindly took some of the photos shown here). The group presented a display of period weapons, 14-man tent, dining shelter, radio tent and pup tents, a beach assault course display, drill and other military activities and joined with the NWW2A in simulated battles. The group has an active ATS section for female members. There where flypasts of the BBMF Douglas C47 and Spitfire. Further photos will be available soon. Membership enquiries can be directed to Sgt Dave Hebden (dave1944@hotmail.co.uk)

See also the Yorkshire Post article.

More can be seen here: Photos from Michael's camera. Including the caption competition.

Photos from Andrew's camera can be seen here: Andrew's Scarborough photos

Further photos taken by Tony and Karen can be seen here: Additional Scarborough photos

Elvington Event Photos

Here are a few of the photos taken at the Elvington event. Next weekend is Haworth followed by the English Heritage Scarborough event the week after. Additional Elvington Photos