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Interview with Mrs I M Macarthur about the Home Guard
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF07_TRACK07_MACARTHUR
PLACENAME
Nairn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Nairn
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Mrs I M Macarthur
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3249
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
audio

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Mrs I M Macarthur remembers that every village had its Home Guard during the war.

Was there a Home Guard in Nairn?

There was a Home Guard in Nairn, there was a Home Guard here in Cawdor and there was a Home Guard in Croy. There was a Home Guard in every village really. If you go into the Nairn Museum you'll see all that. There's a big display on just now, for the next month - a lot of photos. My father was in the Home Guard. I mean, well, they were Dad's Army, to put it mildly. Wooden guns and what not, you know, for amusement. They'd good laughs, but they took it seriously as well in case they were ever needed. But Aberdeen was bombed, Peterhead was bombed, and Wick, but that's the nearest it ever came to us.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cawdor Primary School.

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Interview with Mrs I M Macarthur about the Home Guard

NAIRN: Nairn

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Mrs I M Macarthur remembers that every village had its Home Guard during the war.<br /> <br /> Was there a Home Guard in Nairn?<br /> <br /> There was a Home Guard in Nairn, there was a Home Guard here in Cawdor and there was a Home Guard in Croy. There was a Home Guard in every village really. If you go into the Nairn Museum you'll see all that. There's a big display on just now, for the next month - a lot of photos. My father was in the Home Guard. I mean, well, they were Dad's Army, to put it mildly. Wooden guns and what not, you know, for amusement. They'd good laughs, but they took it seriously as well in case they were ever needed. But Aberdeen was bombed, Peterhead was bombed, and Wick, but that's the nearest it ever came to us.<br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cawdor Primary School.