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My experience during the 1939-45 war

The Blyth yard was building frigates, corvettes and mine sweepers for the Royal Navy... The last round...

Don't Panic!

Labourers were in reserved ocupation then so he joined up with the newly established Girton LDV or Local...

Guide to World War 2 Records: Home Guard

Bracknell: A History of the 6th Battalion Berkshire Home Guard 1945. Sandhurst: Copy of the ‘B’...

Adventures of a Home Guard Corporal

One evening David and Alfie were marching towards Digswell Viaduct in Lemsford Lane, Welwyn when Alfie...

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Volunteers

Later, as volunteers were called for the LDV my Dad left the ARP and, eventually, became a sergeant in the...

Oh ! What A Lovely War For The Look - Duck - Vanish Brigade

Being on Daubhill, our company headquarters where at Haynes Street Mission, off St Helens Road. Now the...

The Home Guard, Long Marton, Cumbria

Our uncle, Norreys Weightman, an old and well respected member of the local community, having farmed at...

Weapon Issue - Pitchforks

My Dad was a Sergeant in the Home Guard. Later on my Dad was supplied with six rifles, only six rifles for...

A Home Guard training event

During the Second World War I lived in Isleham Cambridgeshire and served in the Home Guard. On one training...

On Guard at Sydney Street West

I can remember one evening we were on guard at the power station on Sydney Street, North Belfast. Our...

Mrs. Hulbert recalls Wartime Arle

Uncle Fred Kearsey was in the Local Defence Volunteers, Mrs. Hulbert recalls... The Ack-Ack were situated...

Defending England with broomsticks

When I was 17 at the start of the war it was announced by Anthony Eden in a wireless broadcast that all...

The Pirton and Holwell Home Guardicon for Story with photo

The photo was brought into the British Schools Museum by Ken Burton whose family are represented among the...

Molitov Cocktails

My father, Harry Northover, was one of the first in the city to join the Local Defence Volunteers. He threw...

Won't You Please Oblige Us With A Bullet

It was 1940 and I was in the Home Guard , defending a war factory in Purley Way, Croydon. Home Guard was...

Won't You Please Oblige Us With A Bullet

It was 1940 and I was in the Home Guard , defending a war factory in Purley Way, Croydon. Home Guard was...

Home Guard to the ATC

As the year progressed I attempted a more active role by joining the local defence volunteers, quickly...

Home guard

Our captain was not quite Captain Mannering of Dad's army although he wore First World War ribbons. He...

No Guns to Shoot With!

I pulled the covers off and there were no guns there either! While I was there, at one point there was a...

BBC Home Guardicon for Story with photo

In 1937 he was posted to Washford Cross in Somerset and there the BBC staff formed a Home Guard platoon. He...

Callington Home Guardicon for Story with photo

The people in the photograph are members of Callington Home Guard. From left to right, back row - Clarence...

The use of the Home Guard in operations in britain

I remember during the invasion of europe that we in the home guard were on duty along the railway lines at...

Take One With You

He explained to me how to load and fire it and he told me Mr Churchill said we must shoot one German...

RA TA Centre Middlesbrough

As an apprentice in my mid teens with a stell construction firm, I was in a "reserved occupation"....

Colin Birt in a Warwickshire village Home Guard

Our routine was a parade one evening a week in Ufton Village Hall....

Callington Home Guard on their vehiclesicon for Story with photo

The Home Guard mounted on their transport are Richard Batten, Stanley Dell, ?...

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