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Pickering, Yorkshire 2012

We had a good turnout for this, our last show of the year. We put on a display and had a training exercise twice a day. The castle makes a pleasant backdrop to both activities and is a haven of quiet during this very busy event. As always English Heritage accommodate us in the school room which makes a comfortable if cosy billet. On Saturday evening some of the braver element of the group ventured into town for a modest imbibement returning several hours later in a most humorous frame of mind. The weather was good on both days and we had a reasonable audience for the training exercises. At the end of each exercise Private Heaton gave a most knowledgeable talk on British Kit.

Photo's from this event can be seen here


21 Gun Salute

Report from Michael Lycett.

This is a one off event for the unit. 
Held by Mike Peacock of 25 pounder fame. The event was supposed to be held in Leeds to mark Her Majesties something or other, but due to the enviable organisational skills of Leeds city council it was held in a field next to a pub in a small village called Eccup. The idea was to fire a 21 round salute for the Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire. We had been co-opted in to make up a short fall in man power. We had trained on the guns, sort of and I for one was full of confidence. Anyway we fired the salute and the Lord Lieutenant was mightily impressed and thought us all very professional. I thoroughly enjoyed becoming temporarily deaf, choking and blinded!!

More photos from this event can be seen here.


Victory Show 2012

This show is one of the major events on our Calendar. Dave Wilson and Andy Etherington run this event and also do most if not all the work. This year they had been promised some amour to enhance our display but unfortunately the amour couldn't quite get it together for the show. This left a big hole in the display but despite that the group won joint second for dioramas. Sometimes less is more.
Debbie heroically put on a one woman ATS display that was very effective nether the less and got a good deal of attention.
We got down there on Friday evening and with the tents erected we all retired to the beer tent. It was a glorious evening so we all sat outside and watched the fighter aircraft landing only a few feet away. It is worth going to this show just for that.

Some photos taken by Michael, which can be seen here.

In addition, some excellent photo's were taken by Andy Etherington, seen below.

Rufford September 2012

Once again, a good turn out for our fifth year attending this event. The scenario was a working NAFFI display; plenty of things on sale for the troops and tables set out for eating and playing cards. Food kindly prepared and made by the Ladies and lots of cakes on offer (thanks to Pte G Cooper and ATS Adams).
The men split their time between forming the Guard of Honour for Montgomery and the D-Day Training Demonstration. We also had a brilliant and well timed fly over from a Spitfire, and on the Sunday an unexpected display from the Red Arrows as we were taking down camp. 

An excellent and enjoyable weekend had by all. 

Here is a selection of photo's taken by Michael with a few more here.

Crich August, 2012

Crich Tramway Museum 2012
Another visit to Crich, Derbyshire proved a successful weekend, with great weather and a relaxed event. With a brilliant memorial service held at the Memorial Tower and a wonderful fly pass by a Spitfire.

A few photos provided by Martin and Debbie of the East Yorks below.
With more photos from Michael here.

Valley Gardens Harrogate 2012

For Valley Gardens Harrogate, Corporal Lycett sends this report.
This is the second year that we have attended this new show. The show is held to raise money for the restoration of the Magnesia Well in the Valley Gardens. Entry to the show is free and money is raised through donations.
We were in the privileged position of being able to camp overnight. We had a good turn out and a new slant on the display. The idea was to set up a bit of a signal hub using the two Jeeps and Bills wireless listening set-up. This worked to a degree and seemed to interest the public.
All of us were kept pretty busy (the foot fall count through the park for the day was 12000) and the weather stayed dry until the last moment so we had a very wet tear down.
All in all this is a good little show.

Here is a selection of photos taken, with more here.

Elvington May 2012

For Elvington 2012, Corporal Lycett sends this report.
Back at Elvington again. We had a big turn out for what is one of the main shows in the area. The weather was so hot it was difficult to do much more than try and keep cool. The order of the day was shirt sleeves from breakfast to supper. We had quite a good display along the usual lines. We had two Jeeps, the dinning shelter and the 14 man tent. We had a small weapons display which, thanks to Darren, included a real Piat. As always we had lots of interest. There seemed to be more displays this year and room was very tight. There was a fly past by a Spit but just on the Saturday.
We unfortunately have no photographs from this event!

Blyth May 2012

For the first event of the season, Corporal Lycett sends this report.
This was the first time that the East Yorks have displayed at Blyth. The venue was a first world war coastal battery site. The group arrived on the Friday evening to a very cold and windy site. It was so cold that spirits quickly fell, however on Saturday morning it had warmed up a little bit and most importantly the wind had dropped. 
We decided to stick it out and soon got a simple display set out. As the day wore on it got warmer and warmer. By Sunday morning the weather had changed from winter to heat wave. Sunday was quite busy and we had a lot of interest from the many locals who turned out for the event.

Here is a selection of photos taken, with more here.

New 2012 Membership Form

A new season brings a revised membership form, found on the Membership page. To any existing members, if any contact information or personal details have changed please submit a new form.

Annual Christmas Bash

The groups annual Christmas get together in York, filled with catching up, nattering and the odd pint (or two)! Here are some photos Anna took throughout the evening, and more can be found here.