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HA05286 Helmsley Observer Corps, 1940Standing: (L to R): Fred Huggan, Don Rivis, Jim Cuthbertson, Tom Ashpole, Sidney Fairburn, unknown (in doorway), Oswald Frank (holding cat), Sidney Wilson (in doorway),
Gerald Periam (striped armband), Charlie Mennell (rat-catcher, cap), George “Teddy” Smith (behind dog), Toby Leaman (dark jacket, cap), John “Jack” Dale (dark jacket, cap), Fred Summersgill
Seated: (L to R): Colin Baldwin, (Mrs Fred Summersgill’s dog), Charlie Butler (glasses), Captain Foote (with pipe), Alf Wright
HA05364 Helmsley Observer Corps, 1945More information...
HA05467 Harold Ward and Tom Dale, Boer War VolunteersMore information...
HA05675 Helmsley Observer Corps, 1945More information...
HA05797 First World War Yeoman RiflesMore information...
HA05815 North Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps, early 1900'sBack row: Sgt. W Waines, Sgt, R Jackson, Fred Jones, JW Allenby, E Baldwin, T Dale
Front row: Colour Sgt. J Ward, Sgt. Major J Mathews, ? Cummins, Staff Sgt. W Atkinson
24 June 1893. The Volunteers held their annual camp at Helmsley.
"The Corps has grown considerably in number and the addition of a Bicycle Company adds greatly to the attractions", says one local magazine.
HA05816 William Atkinson, North Riding Volunteers, about 1880
HA06469 Yorkshire Hussars' Band, Helmsley, 1938
HA06787 Band of the Yorkshire Hussars, in camp in Helmsley, 1909
HA06791 East Yorkshire Yeomanry camping at Rievaulx
HA06844 HRH Princess Elizabeth inspecting troops, March 1944Princess Elizabeth makes her first full-length tour of inspection; the Royal Party in a scout car. Taken at the front gates of Duncombe Park.
HA06887 Sapper William (Willie) FletcherSaw action with the Syren Force in Murmansk, North Russia, 1918-1919
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