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The Royal Artillery (RA)

The Royal Artillery (RA)

Susannah 06/11/2017 0
 The Royal Artillery (RA) provides firepower to the British Army and is more commonly known as the ‘Gunners’. Regular and reserve units make up the Ro...
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Sprang Weaving

Sprang Weaving

Robin 12/10/2017 0
 Sprang is an ancient method of constructing fabric that gives it an appearance similar to netting so that it has natural elasticity. Sprang, unlike n...
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The Royal Air Force Regiment

The Royal Air Force Regiment

Susannah 05/10/2017 0
The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF) is the ground fighting force for the Royal Air Force and provides a range of force protection. The Royal Air Force ...
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Yeomen Warders

Yeomen Warders

Susannah 04/09/2017 0
Beefeaters, is the affectionate name given to what are more formally known as the Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower ...
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Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Cathy 29/08/2017 0
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a nursing home and retirement facility for British Army veterans. The London-based Hospital is located on Royal Hospital...
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Cocked Hats

Cocked Hats

Deb 03/08/2017 0
A bicorne, or cocked hat, is a two-cornered cocked hat which was worn during the 18th and 19th centuries and was adopted from the European and America...
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The Invictus Games

The Invictus Games

Sarah 10/07/2017 0
  The Invictus Games are an international multi-sport event for Paralympic athletes. The first Invictus Games took place in 2014 in London. The event ...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth is ready for Sea trials.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is ready for Sea trials.

Susannah 27/06/2017 0
As Britain’s largest ever warship,  it’s been an anxious and exciting wait for the launch of HMS Queen Elizabeth as it finally left its dockyard in Ro...
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Ranks Of The Royal Air Force (RAF)

Ranks Of The Royal Air Force (RAF)

Melanie 12/06/2017 0
The Royal Air Force (RAF) introduced officer ranks in 1919. Prior to this, Army ranks were used.  Interestingly, many ranks within the Royal Air Force...
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HMS Ocean

HMS Ocean

Sarah 11/04/2017 0
 Did you watch the HMS Ocean documentary ‘Warship’ on Channel 4? The show captures Britain’s biggest warship as it sails to the Gulf to lead the US Na...
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Military Parade

Military Parade

Rosie 29/03/2017 0
A military parade is an organised formation of soldiers who are restricted by close-order manoeuvring marching or ‘drilling’. Up until the late 19th c...
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International Women’s Day and the Military.

International Women’s Day and the Military.

Melanie 08/03/2017 0
 International Women’s Day started in 1910 when Clara Zetkin (a famous German advocate for Women’s rights) suggested the day become an international d...
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Flying Scotsman on the Worth Valley Railway.

Flying Scotsman on the Worth Valley Railway.

Susannah 07/02/2017 0
The Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and was to be...
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United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS)

United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS)

Richard 09/01/2017 0
   The Special Air Service (SAS) is the British Army’s most renowned United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) unit. Its motto is ‘Who Dares Wins’ and has ...
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The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment

Rosie 04/01/2017 0
The Parachute Regiment, also known as “The Paras”, is an airborne regiment of the British Army that acts as support to the United Kingdom Special Forc...
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Why Do Troops Salute

Why Do Troops Salute

Karen 22/11/2016 0
 Salutes are primarily used in the Armed Forces to show respect. There are numerous methods for performing the salute including: hand gestures, rifle ...
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Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

Kevin 02/11/2016 0
Britain will fall silent for two minutes to remember the end of the First World War on Friday the 11th of November. This tradition of holding a silenc...
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The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry

Cathy 25/10/2016 0
  The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the Life Guards and the Blue and Royals - the most senior regiments of the British Army. These two regime...
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Women In The Air Force

Women In The Air Force

Susannah 19/10/2016 2
  During the First World War, members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) worked on air stations. Th...
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Women In The Military

Women In The Military

Melanie 26/09/2016 0
 Women serving in the military has always been a controversial topic. As increasing numbers of countries begin to expand the role of women in their mi...
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What Is The Official Use Of A Lanyard

What Is The Official Use Of A Lanyard

Sarah 24/08/2016 1
     A lanyard is also referred to a fourragère – and is a braided cord with a sharp spike at one end. The fourragère is a very old component of some ...
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When Is A Waist Sash Worn?

When Is A Waist Sash Worn?

Susannah 10/08/2016 0
A sash is usually a large and colourful ribbon or band of material that is worn around the body. Sashes either drape from one shoulder to the opposing...
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HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Prince of Wales

Sarah 13/07/2016 0
 HMS Prince of Wales is the second ship to be constructed under the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier classification after HMS Queen Elizabeth. The pla...
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Armed Forces Day 2016

Armed Forces Day 2016

Susannah 22/06/2016 0
  This year, Armed Forces Day, formerly Veterans’ Day, will be celebrated across the UK on Saturday 25th of June. It is a chance for everyone to show ...
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Which Narrow Fabric Will Suit My Needs?

Which Narrow Fabric Will Suit My Needs?

Sarah 08/06/2016 0
     Wyedean has manufactured narrow fabrics for over 150 years. Although its product range has grown vastly, narrow fabrics remain one of its core pr...
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Haworth Primary Smart Board Donation

Haworth Primary Smart Board Donation

Robin 27/04/2016 0
Wyedean is hugely proud of its deep roots in Haworth, and in addition to supporting the local community by employing many people from the village, it ...
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Why Should You Visit Bronte Country, Haworth?

Why Should You Visit Bronte Country, Haworth?

Susannah 05/04/2016 0
  Wyedean has been manufacturing military uniform accessories in Haworth for over 50 years, since 1964. One of the first challenges it faced upon its ...
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Wyedean Charity 2016: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Wyedean Charity 2016: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Susannah 24/02/2016 0
   Every year the staff at Wyedean Weaving select a charity to support. For 2016 Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has been selected. Past fundraising eve...
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Keighley SCC Appeal For Volunteers

Keighley SCC Appeal For Volunteers

Rosie 18/02/2016 0
    Keighley Sea Cadets Corps (SCC) and The Royal Marine Cadets are appealing for volunteers. Both are local non-profit youth organisations that work ...
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Cadet Helmet - Product Development

Cadet Helmet - Product Development

Melanie 29/01/2016 4
 Wyedean has worked on various projects with the UK Army Cadets since 2012, and 2015 saw the release of the first Cadet helmet to be worn during train...
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Hand-Crafted Royal Navy Ship's Crests

Hand-Crafted Royal Navy Ship's Crests

Sarah 22/01/2016 5
 As current holders of the contract for the supply of ship’s crests to the Ministry of Defence, Wyedean is proud to announce the launch of its new onl...
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Supporting A Healthier Environment

Supporting A Healthier Environment

Ian L 10/12/2015 0
 On Saturday 14th November 2015 a team of volunteers from Wyedean gave their time to take part in a local tree planting session at Mould Grieve Farm, ...
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West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat

West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat

Melanie 12/11/2015 0
    With over 5,000 police officers, West Yorkshire has one of the largest police forces in England and it’s in this county that the traditional polic...
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Remembrance Sunday 2015

Remembrance Sunday 2015

Rosie 02/11/2015 0
This year Remembrance Sunday takes place on November 8th. Remembrance Day honours heroic efforts and sacrifices that were made in past wars. This day ...
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The Military Medal Ribbon

The Military Medal Ribbon

Rosie 22/10/2015 0
          The Military Medal (MM), created by King George V in March 1916, was a way to acknowledge the acts of bravery in war which were not consider...
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The Newest Addition to Team Wyedean

The Newest Addition to Team Wyedean

Richard 01/10/2015 0
Wyedean is hugely proud to unveil the newest addition to its team, Private Parts. Designed and put together by local Haworth sculptor Craig Dyson, Pri...
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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Reigning Monarch

Rosie 08/09/2015 0
             Later today, on the 9th of September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history. The record for...
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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Melanie 08/07/2015 0
   On Saturday 27th June, Armed Forces Day was celebrated up and down the country for men and women who served, both past and present in the armed for...
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Movies Featuring Wyedean Manufacturing

Movies Featuring Wyedean Manufacturing

Richard 01/07/2015 0
 While traditionally specialising in ceremonial regalia, it is Wyedean’s versatility and adaptability that has seen it branch out and succeed in other...
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Wyedean Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee

Wyedean Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee

Karen 08/04/2015 0
 The 7th of April 2014 was a momentous day for Wyedean as it celebrated its Golden Jubilee. With 50 years of manufacturing in Haworth since 1964 this ...
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Wyedean is to Appear in Every Parade

Wyedean is to Appear in Every Parade

Robin 01/03/2015 0
Wyedean's mission is ‘To appear in every parade’ a tall order for most in its trade, but this gives Wyedean plenty to work towards, particularly given...
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