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TITLE
Secret Memo:Manning of Road Blocks
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_18
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
24 August 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6034
KEYWORDS
homeguard
roadblocks
identity cards
Secret Memo:Manning of Road Blocks

Secret Memo from Brigadier, Commander, North Highland Area on the manning of road blocks.

The memo is broken down into seven points.

The Brigadier outlines that the manning of road blocks was at that time for practise purposes only, but if they received the code word they would have to man their posts continually. He states the power that the commander of a post had for detaining any person he had good reason to believe would "act in any way prejudicial to public safety." The stopping of military vehicles was to be kept to a minimum so as not to impede operations.

Distance between convey vehicles and the examination of identity cards is also discussed.

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Secret Memo:Manning of Road Blocks

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

homeguard; roadblocks; identity cards;

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Secret Memo from Brigadier, Commander, North Highland Area on the manning of road blocks.<br /> <br /> The memo is broken down into seven points.<br /> <br /> The Brigadier outlines that the manning of road blocks was at that time for practise purposes only, but if they received the code word they would have to man their posts continually. He states the power that the commander of a post had for detaining any person he had good reason to believe would "act in any way prejudicial to public safety." The stopping of military vehicles was to be kept to a minimum so as not to impede operations.<br /> <br /> Distance between convey vehicles and the examination of identity cards is also discussed.