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.

January 22, 2014

Exeter Quay Headquarters, Winter 2013

On November 30 and December 1, 2013 SKG3 members were commissioned to recreate a Georgian Harbour scene for Exeter Canal and Quay Trust. This event proved very successful and was enjoyed by members of the public and traders. We are further pleased to announce that ECQT have permitted our society to use the Quay as an occasional training area in affect, our society headquarters. Here are a few photos of the occasion. Our thanks to Steve Pope for making a record of the event. Visit our Facebook page for more photos.


The Dartmouth Castle Garrison, August 2013

SKG3 members once more formed a garrison for the English Heritage site of Dartmouth Castle. With Pellew's exploits having taken place only a few leagues off the coast from Dartmouth, our Landing Party display seemed particularly appropriate. Here are a few photos taken during the two days.Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the occasion.