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TITLE
Liason Letter No. 4
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_15
PLACENAME
Edinburgh
DISTRICT
Midlothian
DATE OF IMAGE
7 August 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6028
KEYWORDS
homeguard
helmets
boots
ammunition
drill halls
machine guns
5th column
Liason Letter No. 4

Second page of secret letter to Homeguard commanders in Scotland from Liason officer in Edinburgh.
Listed are points of information seven to sixteen.

These consist of:
7. Steel Helmets
8. Boots
9. Gumboots
10. Denim Clothing
11. Alteration from L.D.V. to H.G.
12. Ammunition
13. Use of Drill Halls
14. Palliasses
15. Arm Bands.
16. Light Machine Guns
With the information conveyed for each of these subjects.

With regard to Point 12. Ammunition, complaints were being received that the ".300" ammunition supplied was defective. This had been tested by "Western Command" and "experienced men at Bisley" without any problems. This point finishes with the slightly paranoid statement: "Further trials are being carried out but it is thought it would be wise to kill this story of defective ammunition which bears the stamp of the 5th Column."

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Liason Letter No. 4

1940s

homeguard; helmets; boots; ammunition; drill halls; machine guns; 5th column

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Second page of secret letter to Homeguard commanders in Scotland from Liason officer in Edinburgh.<br /> Listed are points of information seven to sixteen.<br /> <br /> These consist of:<br /> 7. Steel Helmets<br /> 8. Boots<br /> 9. Gumboots<br /> 10. Denim Clothing<br /> 11. Alteration from L.D.V. to H.G.<br /> 12. Ammunition<br /> 13. Use of Drill Halls<br /> 14. Palliasses<br /> 15. Arm Bands.<br /> 16. Light Machine Guns<br /> With the information conveyed for each of these subjects.<br /> <br /> With regard to Point 12. Ammunition, complaints were being received that the ".300" ammunition supplied was defective. This had been tested by "Western Command" and "experienced men at Bisley" without any problems. This point finishes with the slightly paranoid statement: "Further trials are being carried out but it is thought it would be wise to kill this story of defective ammunition which bears the stamp of the 5th Column."