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Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Thurso Home Guard
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_T62
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
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Caithness Horizons
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3576
KEYWORDS
soldiers
civil defence
Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Thurso Home Guard

Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Thurso Home Guard.

On 14 May 1940, the Government broadcast a message asking for volunteers for the LDV (Local Defence Volunteer force). On 23 August, 1940, Winston Churchill changed the name of the LDV to the Home Guard.

The Home Guard was formed with the intention of delaying an enemy invasion force for as long as possible and to give the Government and the regular army time to form a front line from which the enemy invasion could be repelled.


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Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Thurso Home Guard

CAITHNESS: Thurso

soldiers; civil defence

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Thurso Home Guard.<br /> <br /> On 14 May 1940, the Government broadcast a message asking for volunteers for the LDV (Local Defence Volunteer force). On 23 August, 1940, Winston Churchill changed the name of the LDV to the Home Guard.<br /> <br /> The Home Guard was formed with the intention of delaying an enemy invasion force for as long as possible and to give the Government and the regular army time to form a front line from which the enemy invasion could be repelled. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />