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TITLE
Home Guard Letter to Commander McHardy
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D592_5_49
PLACENAME
Ulbster
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
14 January 1941
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5475
KEYWORDS
home guard
drill instructor
letter
Home Guard Letter to Commander McHardy

Second page of three page letter to Commander McHardy from Mr D Miller reporting on Ulbster S Section of the home guards drill on the 13 January 1941.

Mr Miller reports that the drill instructing was very different from what he had previously experienced. The instructor, Corporal Britton, talked for an hour on the Ross rifle and Mr Miller says he was "bored to death and learnt nothing and we were stiff with cold sitting in an unheated hall."

Then Corporal Britton got the men up for some drill, and then made them stand for half an hour as he gave them a lecture on "the proper way to stand at attention, at ease and stand easy. Interspersed with asides on military discipline and duties of the home guard. Finally we were told that we knew nothing.."

Mr. Miller concludes this page by saying that it was widely regarded by his men as an unprofitable evening.

Continued on page three.

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Home Guard Letter to Commander McHardy

CAITHNESS: Wick

1940s

home guard; drill instructor; letter

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Second page of three page letter to Commander McHardy from Mr D Miller reporting on Ulbster S Section of the home guards drill on the 13 January 1941.<br /> <br /> Mr Miller reports that the drill instructing was very different from what he had previously experienced. The instructor, Corporal Britton, talked for an hour on the Ross rifle and Mr Miller says he was "bored to death and learnt nothing and we were stiff with cold sitting in an unheated hall."<br /> <br /> Then Corporal Britton got the men up for some drill, and then made them stand for half an hour as he gave them a lecture on "the proper way to stand at attention, at ease and stand easy. Interspersed with asides on military discipline and duties of the home guard. Finally we were told that we knew nothing.."<br /> <br /> Mr. Miller concludes this page by saying that it was widely regarded by his men as an unprofitable evening.<br /> <br /> Continued on page three.