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15 October 2014
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A Part-time Homeguard

by renesden

Contributed by 
renesden
People in story: 
only mine the rest I forget
Location of story: 
Mitcham Surrey
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A2943993
Contributed on: 
24 August 2004

Whilst serving with the local Home Guard in 1941I was a member of the first aid team, on an all night exercise we had been kept busy treating all those who had a label telling us what their 'wonds' were. Then as dawn was breaking we saw a civilian ambulance pulling away from a road block. When I inquired I was told a 'Guardsman' had been injured when a thunder flash exploded in his hand. "So why didn't you send for us" I asked, a very surprised man said "But he was really hurt" which just about sums up what our first aid was thought off.

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