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THE HOME GUARD OF GREAT BRITAIN
1940-1944

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INFORMATION ABOUT MANY SPECIFIC HOME GUARD UNITS AND INDIVIDUALS
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ONE BATTALION'S DETAILED STORY
The 32nd (Staffordshire (Aldridge) Battalion

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SPECIFIC HOME GUARD UNITS

MEMORIES  and  INFORMATION
relating to units
in

THE WEST MIDLANDS COUNTIES
of

SHROPSHIRE (6 Aug 15)
STAFFORDSHIRE -- incl. Wolverhampton etc (15 Aug 17)
WARWICKSHIRE - incl. Birmingham etc. (11 July 17
)
WORCESTERSHIRE
(21 Sept 16)

and in
ALL OTHER U.K. COUNTIES and REGIONS

  A - E
ABERDEENSHIRE
- ARGYLLSHIRE -  AYRSHIRE - BEDFORDSHIRE - BERKSHIRE - BRECONSHIRE - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE  - CAMBRIDGESHIRE - CARMARTHENSHIRE - CHESHIRE - CORNWALL - COUNTY DURHAM - CUMBERLAND - DENBIGHSHIRE - DERBYSHIRE - DEVONSHIRE  - DORSET -DUMFRIESSHIRE -EAST LOTHIAN - ESSEX

 F - L
GLAMORGAN - GLOUCESTERSHIRE - HAMPSHIRE - HEREFORDSHIRE - HERTFORDSHIRE - HUNTINGDONSHIREINVERNESSSHIRE - ISLE OF MAN -ISLE OF WIGHT - KENT (20 May 17) - KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE - LANCASHIRE - LEICESTERSHIRE - LINCOLNSHIRE - LONDON (15 Jan 16)
    
  M - S
    
MIDDLESEX - MIDLOTHIANSHIRE - MONMOUTHSHIRE - NORFOLK -NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - NORTHERN IRELAND- NORTHUMBERLAND - NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - OXFORDSHIRE -
PEMBROKESHIRE - PERTHSHIRE - POWYS -RENFREWSHIRE - RUTLAND - SELKIRKSHIRE -SOMERSET - SUFFOLK  ((21 May 2016) - SURREY (10 Nov 15) - SUSSEX   
also NEWFOUNDLAND)
   
 

 T - Z
WESTMORLAND - WILTSHIRE -  YORKSHIRE
(3 Feb 16)

 N.B.  All locations are listed alphabetically within the above sections.  Listings  are on the basis of 1940s county boundaries - thus Birmingham is in  Warwickshire, Wolverhampton in Staffordshire, Bristol in Gloucestershire,  Cardiff in Glamorgan, Edinburgh in Midlothian, etc.   London is however  London.

 The dates shown are those of the most recent addition within the section.


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OTHER HISTORY PAGES - NON-HOME GUARD

For convenience this website also hosts several pages of historical interest but little or no relevance to Home Guard matters:
Scenes from a Soldier's Photo Album - 3rd Cameron Highlanders, Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, 1919
'With Fondest Love, Trev.' - Letters Home of Lt. E. Trevor Evans R.F.C./R.A.F. - 34 and 206 Squadrons - 1917-1919
The Story of Wilbur Arnold John, R.A.F., 206 Squadron -1918
Two Birmingham Businessmen in Berlin - 1932
Charles Barry's Building: King Edward's School, New Street, Birmingham - 1838-1936
The Knowle & Dorridge Volunteers - 1918
A Memory of New Street, Bimingham - Winter 1942/43
A Luftwaffe View of Birmingham - November 1940
History of Kynoch, Birmingham (ICI, IMI etc.) - 1862-to date

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