The Story of the Home Guard.
This month’s talk is by Owen Powell. 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and we are looking at the reality of life for those in the Home Guard. As Owen Powell says “When people usually think of the Home Guard they picture the lovable but bumbling characters from the BBC TV series “Dad’s Army”. Was this the real story, how were the people trained and equipped and from where did this idea for wartime home defence originally came.”