Reference HO 207/1039
Title REGIONS OUTSIDE LONDON (HEADQUARTERS' FILES): Region No 2 (North Eastern): Kingston-upon-Hull: inspection reports on civil defence scheme generally; memorandum relating to the effect of the war upon the city
Former Department Reference HUL/0 (and packet)
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Industry and Infrastructure, Bombing and Attacks on the Population
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Manufacturing and materials, Agriculture and food supply, Damage to property
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Kingston upon Hull
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Auxiliary Fire Service, Women's Voluntary Service


A file of documents relating to the scheme of air-raid precautions in Kingston-Upon-Hull. Subjects discussed in the file include provisions for air-raid shelters, including sandbags; anti-gas precautions, including the provision of gas masks; the provision and distribution of civil defence equipment; provisions for the employment of A.R.P. personnel, including uniforms, protective clothing, wages, and meals; provisions for the casualty services, including first-aid and rescue services, ambulances, and hospitals; and provisions for post-raid services, including the repair, demolition, and decontamination services. Other subjects discussed include the evacuation of schoolchildren; lighting provisions for A.R.P. personnel; the effects of bombing incidents, including damage and casualties; issues in the food supply following raids, including damage and contamination; the payment of grants for A.R.P. expenditure; meetings of the Emergency Committee; air-raid precaution proposal from the Communist Party of Great Britain; and the impact on industry, including fishing, food-processing, and industrial production.


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