This parade of the Wellington
Home Guard, the 5th Shropshire Battalion, took place in the summer of 1942. It might well
have been on the second anniversary of the founding of the
force in May 1940.
The location of the view is not
specified but will be recognisable to anyone who knows the
town well. There is a picture which appears on another website
here to view) which may well show the same parade and
the location there is specified as
Sutherland Avenue, Wellington, adjacent
to Wrekin College. The officer taking the salute on that occasion
is Captain E. Hunt.
It is almost certain that the
men of the Wellington Railway Platoon,
here, will have participated in this big parade.
Can anyone recognise and identify
any of the participants? Or are they all to remain anonymous
We are indebted to the
late Mr. Arthur
Hounslow of Admaston for providing this fascinating picture.
Below is a higher definition
version of the image.