Image ID: 00964
The Air Raid Wardens Service was set up in 1937. Wardens were responsible for reporting incidents, reassuring the public and providing Air Raid Precautions (ARP) advice. They were also expected to extinguish small fires, administer first aid and investigate reports of unexploded bombs. The Women's Voluntary Service was set up in 1938 to involve women in ARP. In 1941 the Civil Defence was established, incorporating the ARP along with messengers, ambulance drivers, heavy rescue teams and firefighters, and the Home Guard, all of whom played vital roles during the years of the second wolrd war. Almost 7,000 Civil Defence workers were killed during the war.
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Category: Military, People, Recently Added, Added November 2019, Armed Forces, Group Photographs, Second World War
Organisation Reference: E1106
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