003319

Reference WO 199/3319
Title Home Guard - Histories and Miscellaneous Papers. 10th (Torbay) Bn Devonshire HG
Government Department War Office
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Invasion contingencies, Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence
Document Types Press Summaries and Publications, Photographs
Civil Defence Regions Region 7: South Western (Bristol HQ)
Locations Babbacombe, Brixham, Devon, Devonshire, Exeter, Exmouth, Paignton, Sidmouth, Torbay, Torquay
Organisations British Army, Home Guard, Royal Air Force, Royal Army Service Corps, Royal Navy
Acknowledgement
We believe ?On Guard! A History of the 10th (Torbay) Battalion Devonshire Home Guard? to be free from copyright restrictions, but we invite anyone with information about this item and the copyright holder to contact us.

Description

A book entitled On Guard!, giving a history of the 10th (Torbay) Battalion Devonshire Home Guard, with stories, anecdotes, memoires, and photographs relating to the battalion's wartime activities. Topics covered include the establishment of Local Defence Volunteer organisations and their early recruitment; the change from Local Defence Volunteers to the Home Guard; the distribution of weapons and uniforms; and discipline and conditions of service in the Home Guard. Other topics discussed include training undertaken by the Home Guard; the structure and reorganisation of the battalion; the duties of the Home Guard; the creation of land defences in preparation for invasion; accounts of air raids and the role of the Home Guard in assisting with air-raid precautions; awards granted to members of the Home Guard; accounts of engagements with the enemy and casualties suffered by the battalion; and a list of the names of all past members.

Keywords

administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, awards, bomb damage, bomb disposal, civil defence, civilian casualties, clothing, coastal areas, communications, contingency planning, discipline, finance, first aid, fuel, gas, hotels, infrastructure, military casualties, military equipment, military reserves, military training, munitions, parachutists, recruitment, roads, threat of invasion, uniforms, volunteers

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