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75th Anniversary of VE Day

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Susannah 30/01/2020 0
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of VE, or Victory in Europe Day. On 8th May 1945, Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm afte...
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Mess Dress Uniform

Mess Dress Uniform

Susannah 26/11/2019 0
Mess dress uniform is not to be confused with full dress uniform. Mess dress is the semi-formal uniform worn by the military, police and other public ...
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The Life Guards Regiment

The Life Guards Regiment

Susannah 30/10/2019 0
The Life Guards (LG), along with The Blues & Royals, are the most senior regiments in the British Army. Together they form the Household Cavalry Regim...
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The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps

Susannah 22/08/2019 0
The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) is not only the largest Corps in the British Army, it is also an incredibly diverse organisation. Its soldiers work on ...
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Six Military Units you never knew existed.

Six Military Units you never knew existed.

Susannah 29/07/2019 0
Classic military units differ in their specialization and size from country to country. Here are some Military Units you probably didn’t know existed....
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Military Sword Belt Ensembles

Military Sword Belt Ensembles

Susannah 09/07/2019 0
Sword belts in the military are worn around the waist, their purpose being to hold a ceremonial sword. There are various styles of belts available, so...
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Military Colours

Military Colours

Susannah 01/07/2019 0
Military colours, standards or guidons are carried to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander. During the High Mi...
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Wyedean’s bespoke commissions

Wyedean’s bespoke commissions

Susannah 20/06/2019 0
Wyedean is known mostly for manufacturing accessories and accoutrements for the Armed Forces around the world.  We are, occasionally asked to produce ...
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Combat Stress- Bring Them Home.

Combat Stress- Bring Them Home.

Susannah 30/04/2019 0
A new campaign has been released by the veterans’ mental health charity ‘Combat Stress’. The aim of the campaign is to reveal the isolation experience...
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Wyedean at the Movies

Wyedean at the Movies

Susannah 29/01/2019 0
 While Wyedean primarily manufactures regalia and accoutrement for the military, armed and uniformed services, it also supplies to the film and televi...
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Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

Susannah 30/10/2018 0
   On Sunday the 11th of November 2018 at 11am the country will fall silent to remember those who fought for our country. This year Armistice Day and ...
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The Military Knights of Windsor

The Military Knights of Windsor

Susannah 27/09/2018 0
The Military Knights of Windsor were known informally as the Poor Knights. Originally known as the Alms Knights, they are retired officers who receive...
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Military Funerals

Military Funerals

Susannah 07/06/2018 0
 A military funeral is a memorial given by the military for a serviceman who died in battle, a veteran or prominent military figures. A military funer...
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Military Chaplains

Military Chaplains

Katie 15/03/2018 0
A chaplain is a religious representative who is attached to a secular institution such as a prison, military unit or hospital. Originally, the world c...
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Dalton, Barton & Co Ltd.

Dalton, Barton & Co Ltd.

Rosie 25/01/2018 0
  Dalton Barton & Co was a textile manufacturing company founded near Coventry on the 16th of January 1852. The name Dalton and Barton corresponded wi...
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The Royal Marines

The Royal Marines

Susannah 13/11/2017 0
  The Royal Marines are the amphibious troops of the Royal Navy and one of the world’s most elite commando forces. They are held at a very high readin...
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The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rosie 16/10/2017 0
    The Royal Regiment of Scotland is the most senior and only Scottish line infantry regiment forming a core part of the British Army. The regiment c...
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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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Foot Guards

Foot Guards

Susannah 19/09/2017 0
The Foot Guards are the Regular Infantry regiments of the Household Division of the British Army. There are five active regiments of the Foot Guards a...
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Yeomen Warders

Yeomen Warders

Susannah 04/09/2017 1
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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Dalton Barton World War II Letter

Dalton Barton World War II Letter

Rosie 15/08/2017 0
The Wyedean Weaving Company established itself in Haworth in 1964 as a manufacturer of narrow fabrics, braid and uniform accoutrement. The business or...
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Cocked Hats

Cocked Hats

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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David Wright Founder of Wyedean

David Wright Founder of Wyedean

Rosie 11/07/2017 0
Wyedean was formally founded on 7th April, 1964, by David Wright. Before starting his own business, David’s first job after leaving school was as an a...
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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)

12/06/2017 4
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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What is a Spur?

What is a Spur?

Susannah 08/06/2017 0
Spurs are usually worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots. Their purpose is to help direct the horse to move forward or laterally while riding. The...
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Flag of the 45th Line

Flag of the 45th Line

Susannah 24/04/2017 0
Ensign Charles Ewart was a Scottish soldier of the Royal North British Dragoons and is most famous for capturing the regimental eagle of the 45th Regi...
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Lord Lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant

Rosie 19/04/2017 0
A Lord-Lieutenant is a personal representative for the British monarch in each county of the United Kingdom. They are appointed by The Queen on the ad...
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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.

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 da...
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Medal Ribbon

Medal Ribbon

15/02/2017 0
Medals, Military Orders and Decorations are given to members of the armed forces to recognise and celebrate their personal accomplishments. Medal bars...
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Why Do Troops Salute

Why Do Troops Salute

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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The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry

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 regiment...
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Women In The Military

Women In The Military

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 a Lanyard used for?

What is a Lanyard used for?

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 milit...
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HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Prince of Wales

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 plan...
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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 th...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth

Rosie 15/06/2016 0
  HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, with HMS Prince of Wales following closely behind in 2017. A ...
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Haworth 1940s Weekend

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Susannah 17/05/2016 0
 Haworth 1940s weekend is an annual celebration and continues to grow, attracting an increasing number of visitors. This famous local event proudly ra...
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Military Tunic Embellished With Fleur-De-Lis

Military Tunic Embellished With Fleur-De-Lis

Rosie 29/04/2016 0
Military Tunic The May 2016 edition of popular fashion magazine Vogue contains a feature exploring some of the Rolling Stones’ most unforgettable cost...
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Button Size Conversions

Button Size Conversions

18/04/2016 0
Ligne, or line, is a unit of measurement that was used for centuries prior to the adoption of metric system, to define the diameter of buttons, watch ...
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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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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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