Captain Pellew's Landing Party

The following posts relate to our endeavours to recreate the Royal Navy and Marine Corps as they would have looked under the command of Captain Edward Pellew, of HMS Nymph, when he successfully captured the French frigate Cleopatra off the South Devon coast on June 18, 1793.

SKG3 have been staging living history displays and providing speakers since 1993. We are proud to have been commissioned by many prestigious and influential institutions for the education and entertainment of the public. We can mention BBC documentaries (2), German speaking TV (2), and Channel 4. Research material has been used by Ray Mears Survival series, the respected publishers Dorling Kindersley, and archaeological excavations in the United States. Our living history events have proved popular with English Heritage (7), the National Trust (4), the National Army Museum (5), Powderham Castle (5), Exeter City Council (7), in addition to numerous regional museums and festivals.

July 29, 2013

Pellew's Landing Party, Torquay Museum, June 2013

Some of our members supported Torquay Museum's opening of their display on piracy, fact and fiction. "Our Plundering Pirates Summer Exhibition opened with a bang this morning with the Society of King George IIIrd re-enactors firing real muskets on the Museum forecourt."

June 03, 2013

Gloucester Tall Ships May 2013

Forming part of this colourful Tall Ships event, members of SKG3 took up post on board  the Brigantine Phoenix, a recreated vessel of the 1770s. In addition to elegant, it was a perfect setting for Captain Pellew's party, and it was nice to meet the genuine crew of a sailing ship.

May 19, 2013

Brixham Pirate Festival, May 2013

For the second year SKG3 joined the people of Brixham to make this event something very special. Organisers were able to report thousands visited the town to the welcome of traders and the local community.
The Grand skirmish and our two drill displays were very well received. The location perfect for promoting interest in the life and times of Sir Edward Pellew.