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Published on Mar 6, 2010

The 10th Essex is a military display and living history group depicting the British Soldier in the Great War 1914 1918.

To this end all members are authentically uniformed and drilled as members of the Regiment during that conflict to the smallest detail.

The Group have an extensive experience of commemorative marches and parades in Europe.

10th Essex being the largest unit of the 2006 Somme March extensively televised in UK by the BBC.

The groups aim is to provide a well informed and balanced Visual Remembrance of those brave men of the Battalion and others who served in the British armed forces throughout the conflict.

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The groups aim is to provide a well informed and balanced Visual Remembrance of those brave men of the Battalion and others who served in the British armed forces throughout the conflict.

The group undertake public displays of drill and tactics at Historical events. These typically take place in the private grounds of the event sponsor: English Heritage, Historical Scotland, Royal Armouries, National Army Museum, and the Shuttleworth Collection being typical and regular examples of these.

In such surroundings live weapon fire and pyrotechnics can be demonstrated.

10th Essex also offer a Royal Flying Corps presentation, the mainstay of which is the groups Nieuport 12 two seater biplane and its crew.

This full sized aircraft is a professionally constructed film prop. It is the basis of flight demonstrations of Reconnaissance flying over the Western Front in 1917.

The presentations are light hearted but give the audience a serious message as to the hazards of flying over the Western Front.

Attendant with our displays is a Tented Living History encampment in which much period and authentic activity is ongoing.

The group have frequently been likened to a Living Museum owing to the range of original Great War Uniform, Equipment, Weapons and Artefacts on display.

Selected individuals are able to give professional presentations on various aspects of the conflict ranging from an extensive subject such as a general overview of the conflict, to detail such as personal kit, weapons, gas warfare etc.

These have been presented at both Museums, and Schools.

As a member of the National Federation of Military Living History 10th Essex are insured for £5,000,000 in respect of single incident public liability.

Key figures are Criminal Records Bureau certificated to an enhanced level.

http://www.actofwar.co.uk/essex/infor...

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