003325

Reference WO 199/3325
Title Home Guard - Histories and Miscellaneous Papers. 9th Bn City of Edinburgh HG
Government Department War Office
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Invasion contingencies
Document Types Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 11: Scotland (Edinburgh HQ)
Locations Edinburgh
Organisations British Army, Home Guard

Description

A file containing a short history of the 9th City of Edinburgh (S.T.C.) Battalion of the Home Guard, outlining their activities throughout the war. Topics covered in the file include the establishment of Local Defence Volunteer units; the threat of invasion from Germany; and the change from Local Defence Volunteers to the Home Guard. Other topics discussed include the structure of the Home Guard in Edinburgh; the equipment available to the Home Guard, including vehicles and weapons; the role of the Home Guard in the city; members of the battalion who have seen active service overseas; and the awards won by members of the battalion.

Keywords

awards, civil defence, military equipment, military reserves, military training, motor vehicles, munitions, recruitment, threat of invasion, volunteers

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