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TITLE
Caithness Home Guard in Wick, 1945
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH334
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4613
KEYWORDS
soldiers
civil defence
Caithness Home Guard in Wick, 1945

A photograph of members of the Caithness Home Guard on parade in Wick in 1945.

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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Caithness Home Guard in Wick, 1945

CAITHNESS: Wick

1940s

soldiers; civil defence

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph of members of the Caithness Home Guard on parade in Wick in 1945.<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>