Reference HO 199/414
Title Region No 3: May 1942 to January 1943
Former Department Reference HSI: 200/3
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Bombing and Attacks on the Population, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Invasion contingencies, Casualties and injuries
Document Types Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 3: North Midlands (Nottingham HQ)
Locations Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire, Grimsby, Kesteven, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Parts of Holland, Peterborough, Rutland, Scunthorpe
Organisations Civil Defence Service, Home Guard, National Fire Service


A file of monthly reports from the North Midlands Civil Defence Region. Subjects covered in the file include enemy activity, including the types of bombs used in air raids; air-raid casualties; the lessons to be learned from enemy activity; and the progress of civil defence, including the protection of civil defence posts and depots, the construction of premises, the recruitment of men and women into the services following their release from industry, the enrolment of personnel into the Home Guard, and air-raid shelter provisions. Other subjects discussed include fire prevention and fire service reorganisation, including the recruitment of female and part-time personnel, provisions for training, water supplies, transportation, and administration; preparations for heavy attacks and invasions, including training courses and civilian-military exercises; conferences to discuss civil defence issues; visits to and inspections of depots and training schools; and public morale, including the effect of the food situation.


accommodation, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, air-raid warnings, bomb damage, civil defence, civil defence equipment, civil defence training, civilian casualties, clothing, coal, communications, conferences, construction, demolition, depots, employment, entertainment, female labour, finance, fire prevention, fire services, fires, first aid, food supplies, fuel, gas, gas attacks, healthcare, high-explosive bombs, incendiary bombs, industry, intelligence, labour supply, local authorities, military exercises, motor vehicles, part-time employment, price controls, public health, public morale, publicity, radio broadcasts, rationing, recruitment, rescue, salvage, schools, surveys, threat of invasion, transportation, unexploded bombs, United States armed forces, water supply, welfare

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