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Our favourite faces from Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

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An estimated 60,000 people attended this years Veterans Weekend in Hull[2] to salute the our Armed Forces past and present. The festival saw battle re-enactments, military-themed activities, stalls and games take place, and built on its reputation as one of the highlight events in Hulls calendar. Here are some of our favourite faces taken by photographer Peter Harbour from Sunday’s activities.

1) The angry Viking

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

You wouldn’t want to get on the end of the bloke’s battleaxe. With a full beard and costume, he certainly is living the moment. We wonder if he’s sat at home in his slippers now or if he takes his character home.

2) For you ze war is over

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

Well someone has to play the Germans or it isn’t really a re-enactment. And it you’re going to go for the Prussian look rather than the Tomorrow Belongs to Us fanatics. All that’s missing from this dashing gent is a dueling scar.

3) General Custer

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

He may be a veteran but would you fancy your chances on the draw with this fine fellow. Wearing what can only be described as Hulls biggest Stetson, it still doesn’t detract from that stare. One focused wild western.

4) The pipes of peace woman

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

Well we think that’s what she is smoking, although it also looks a bit like something off a radiator. Either way, this lady gets the award for looking most like a movie extra.

5) The Windsor Davies ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’ award

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

We’re sure this gentleman, splendid in his airborne uniform, would make an excellent Battery Sergeant Major Tudor Bryn “Shut Up” Williams from the 1970s sitcom It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.

6) The Pirate Steam Engine Puffer

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

Polly here has swapped her pirate ship for a steam engine. But she still looks pretty as a picture perched on the shoulder of this engine driver.

6) Friends at the front

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

So he’s a German soldier and she’s a British wartime volunteer in the Auxiliary Territorial Service or the Women’s Army from the Second World War. 75-years ago she would have banjoed him over the head with something solid. Fortunately, all smiles now.

7) And finally, the most poignant picture

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

It was 100-years ago this summer that the Battle of the Somme was underway. And even despite the mass slaughter on the western front, some British cavalry units were still equipped with horses.

Our Favourite Faces From Hull Veterans Weekend 2016

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References

  1. ^ Comments (1) (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Veterans Weekend in Hull (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
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