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One of our listing volunteers, Roger, has been working through some unlisted family/estate papers this morning, and came across this:

Most readers will recognise LDV as standing form Local Defence Volunteers, usually known as the Home Guard.  271 more words


14th May 1940. Defence of the Realm.

When in May 1940 the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) was formed, recruits were supposed to be between 17 and 65, with a fitness requirement of ‘free movement’. 556 more words


1939 Pattern Bayonet Frog

The 1939 pattern leather equipment set has always interested me, but it was only this week that I finally picked up my first piece, a 1939 pattern bayonet frog. 247 more words

British Army

Will the real Captain Mainwaring please stand up

I have always loved a good comedy, Dad’s Army and ‘Allo ‘Allo included. No one, for even one moment, thought that the French Resistance was in anyway like the ‘adventures’ of Rene, yet many people seem to think that the bumblings of Captain Mainwaring and his men somehow epitomised the Home Guard during the Second World War. 1,719 more words


Week 2 Year 3: BREAKING NEWS: Storm Katie smashes the brand new Greenhouse, New Strawberries and First Early Potatoes are planted...


After managing to build and glaze the new Greenhouse on Good Friday, it was disappointing after two lovely family days to receive a telephone call from a fellow Plot Holder, who indeed, was the “bearer of bad news”. 682 more words

Planning & Preparations

Definitely not a "Dads' Army"

Topic April/May 2016. In the previous Topic page we looked at the Frontiersmen leading up to WW1. We must now look more closely at what they did up to and including the early years of WW2. 2,722 more words

Legion Of Frontiersmen

Frederick Joseph Edmund Carter: Ham's young Home Guard

Frederick Joseph Edmund Carter (c. 1924–1942)
Home Guard,
Drowned, aged 18, while carrying out his duties, 19 March 1942,
at Teddington Lock.

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Civilian Deaths