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Elvington May 2014

We have displayed at Elvington for a few years now and this year the display area had been moved from our usual spot, to the patch just in front of the control tower.  We weren’t sure about this spot at first, as we were more exposed to the weather but we were also more exposed to the visitors, which was welcome.

Our display was the well tried and tested dining shelter based - troops in holding camp on the eve of D' Day and our small display of arms and equipment of the infantry soldier went down well, not least the 3 inch Mortar brought along by Gary. We had a play with it Saturday evening which brought quite a bit of attention from other groups. 

The C47 is now open to visitors and the experience is quite impressive with the sound and vibration to simulate a flight through enemy flack and jump. The stalls, which were surprisingly, good tempted many of the group to purchase even more kit!

Cake and flapjack was provided by Mike and the Sarge and very kindly the Garrison fed us with their surplus fry up and sandwiches which were eagerly consumed.

By Saturday evening the weather had taken a turn for the worse and it was quite cold sitting under the dining shelter so after dinner we took shelter in the NAFFI for the rest of the evening. Sunday morning arrived with more of the unsettled weather. We were subjected to one of the heaviest showers  and were went to the rescue of a German group who's display was on the point of taking flight on the strong gusts of wind.

Also, Sarge was pleased to announce that Private Heaton Jnr is promoted to Lance Corporal - well done Adam!!
Overall, a nice start to the season for the East Yorks.


Brodsworth Hall May 2014

Report written by Martin Clewlow

Brodsworth Hall was the perfect setting for a relaxed event set during 1914. The theme was the outbreak of war and recruitment of volunteers. The main infantry display was supplied by the Manchester Regiment Group whilst we created a scenario of three bell tents, and a canvas shelter. We had five Tommies and four civilians in attendance. The Soyer Cooker took pride of place and was a big draw with the public who were all enthralled with it's steamy smokiness! This also proved invaluable for it's constant supply of hot water for the essential Tommies Brew-up. One Bell tent formed accommodation for an officer, who graced us with his presence for a while on Sunday. The accoutrements therein seemed to be of interest to the public and indeed all members of the group could be seen answering questions over the weekend. The weather was very kind to us, although the Friday evening was extremely cold under canvas!

Overall, another success for both the East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group, English Heritage, and Brodsworth Hall. More photos from this brilliant weekend can be seen here.