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 09, 2015

Television Documentary, Gallery 2014

Here are a few photos taken during the filming of a documentary about the death of Captain James Cook. See previous entry for a link which may allow you to view the actual programme. Our thanks to Deborah S. Pursey for recording the day out with her camera.

NB. Captain Cook's costume and several others are not SKG3 kit, they were supplied to non-members from a theatrical store. The TV company kindly voiced later how impressed they were with our own uniforms, accoutrements and the workmanlike manner of our members.

View Television Documentary, broadcast in October 2014

Members of SKG3 were commissioned to provide film footage used on a TV documentary about the death of Captain James Cook on Hawaii. The film crew were very pleased with our efforts and in addition to our fee felt it appropriate to credit our society. Our participation takes up much of the latter half of the programme, click the following to view.