Reference HO 199/463
Title Comments and recommendations by Training Branch
Former Department Reference HSI: 125/6/1
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Invasion contingencies
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Aberavon, Aberystwyth, Alnwick, Anglesey, Axminster, Banbury, Bangor, Barry, Berkshire, Berwick, Beverley, Bicester, Blandford, Boldon, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brampton, Breconshire, Bridge, Bridgend, Bridport, Bristol, Briton Ferry, Budleigh Salterton, Burry Port, Bury St. Edmunds, Caernarvon, Caernarvonshire, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Castle Ward, Charlbury, Chesterfield, Chester-le-Street, Chipping Norton, Coalville, Colchester, Colwyn Bay, Consett, Corbridge, Cross Hands, Darlington, Dawlish, Denbighshire, Devonport, Dorchester, Dorking, Dorset, Driffield, Durham, Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Edmonton, Eton, Exeter, Exmouth, Fareham, Fife, Fishguard, Flaxton, Flintshire, Friern Barnet, Gateshead, Gillingham, Glamorganshire, Godalming, Goodwick, Grimsby, Guildford, Halifax, Harrow, Haverfordwest, Hendy, Henley, Hexham, Hinckley, Holderness, Holyhead, Honiton, Ipswich, Kent, Kidlington, Kingston upon Hull, Lampeter, Langley, Leeds, Leicester, Leigh, Lincoln, Lindsey, Liverpool, Llandilo, Llandudno, Llanelly, London, Loughborough, Lowestoft, Luton, Maidenhead, Manchester, Melton Mowbray, Merthyr Tydfil, Middlesbrough, Middlesex, Milford Haven, Mold, Monmouthshire, Morpeth, Narberth, Neath, Netherlands, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newport, North Riding of Yorkshire, Northallerton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Paignton, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Penarth, Plymouth, Port Talbot, Portland, Portsmouth, Prudhoe, Reading, Redcar, Redhill, Reigate, Romsey, Rothley, Ruthin, Saxmundham, Scarborough, Selby, Sevenoaks, Sherborne, Slough, Somerset, South Shields, Southall, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, St. Budeaux, Steventon, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Swanage, Swanley, Swansea, Tenby, Thornaby-on-Tees, Tilehurst, Torbay, Torquay, Tottenham, Tregaron, Twickenham, Tynemouth, Wakefield, Wallsend, Wareham, West Hartlepool, West Riding of Yorkshire, West Sussex, Weymouth, Whitley Bay, Wigston, Wimborne, Winchester, Windsor, Witney, Wokingham, Woodbridge, Woodstock, York, Yorkshire
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Boy Scouts Association, British Army, British Broadcasting Corporation, Home Guard, National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee, National Fire Service, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Observer Corps, St John Ambulance, Women's Voluntary Service


A file containing reports produced to investigate regional civil defence measures. Topics covered in the reports include the manpower of organisations such as the fire service, the Home Guard, and A.R.P. services; the regional command structures for civil defence; and facilities to deal with gas attacks. Other topics covered include local contingency plans for invasion; cooperation between the military and civil defence units; and the abilities of first-aid and nursing personnel. Other topics covered include the progress of full-scale invasion and air-raid simulations; the efficiency of communication networks; and the reactions of civil defence services during and in the aftermath of real air raids. Supplementary documents in the file include instructions for motor vehicles in gas attacks; a list of factories equipped to deal with gas attacks in the northeast of England; and a diagram of the regional command structure in Yorkshire.


accommodation, air raids, airfields, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, air-raid wardens, air-raid warnings, ambulances, amenities, anti-aircraft defences, Baedeker raids, bomb damage, British Restaurants, chemicals, civil defence, civil defence training, clothing, coastal areas, communal feeding, communications, conscription, contingency planning, demographics, demolition, depots, dockyards, education, employment, entertainment, factories, film, fire prevention, first aid, food supplies, gas, gas attacks, gas masks, government committees, government structure, homelessness, incendiary bombs, infrastructure, intelligence, labour supply, local authorities, military training, mortuaries, motor vehicles, nurses, police, population density, public transport, railways, requisitioning, reserve stocks, rest centres, schools, soap, submarines, threat of invasion, trade unions, uniforms, villages, volunteers

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