Reference HLG 7/83
Title Evacuation: Regional Officers' Reports. Region 12: South Eastern
Former Department Reference 99043/12/16/2
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Evacuation scheme, Foreign nationals and newcomers
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ)
Locations Ashford, Bedfordshire, Bexhill, Bognor Regis, Bredbury, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Burwash, Canterbury, Capel, Chailey, Chichester, Cranbrook, Crowborough, Cuckfield, Dulwich, Eastbourne, Folkestone, Gravesend, Hertfordshire, Hove, Kent, London, Loughborough, Lydd, Malling, Midhurst, New Romney, Newhaven, Norfolk, Northfleet, Petworth, Pevensey, Portslade-by-Sea, Rochester, Rye, Sandwich, Seaford, Sheppey, Southborough, Suffolk, Sussex, Sydenham, Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Wadhurst, Winchelsea, Worthing
Organisations Women's Voluntary Service


A file containing the documents of senior evacuation officers relating to evacuation in the South Eastern Civil Defence Region. The majority of the documents consist of reports on the progress of the evacuations, evacuation statistics, and official correspondence on particular issues. Topics covered include reports on the numbers of evacuees; reports on the progress of evacuations; problems caused by military billeting putting pressure on billeting for evacuees; and reception difficulties faced by local authorities. Other topics discussed by documents in the file include numerous applications by groups to change the location of their billets; reports of evacuees who have problems such as illness and bedwetting; one report of an evacuee accused of petty theft, who went home without permission; and the proceedings of a conference at a London school to inform parents about the evacuation scheme.


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