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TITLE
Secret Letter on Salvage of Barrage Balloons
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_31
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
18 September 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6055
KEYWORDS
homeguard
barrage balloons
salvage
jr wade
war office
Secret Letter on Salvage of Barrage Balloons

Letter from the War Office in London to various listed recipients.

The letter is to re-advise all troops and Home Guard on the procedures for salvaging escaped barrage balloons. The responsibility to actually salvage the balloons was the Royal Air Force salvage teams, but troops or Home Guards could help out by securing the balloon until salvage team arrived.

Special emphasis is put onto the fact that it was extremely dangerous to attempt to remove balloon mooring cables from overhead line conductors unless they were telephone wires.

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Secret Letter on Salvage of Barrage Balloons

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

homeguard; barrage balloons; salvage; jr wade; war office

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Letter from the War Office in London to various listed recipients.<br /> <br /> The letter is to re-advise all troops and Home Guard on the procedures for salvaging escaped barrage balloons. The responsibility to actually salvage the balloons was the Royal Air Force salvage teams, but troops or Home Guards could help out by securing the balloon until salvage team arrived. <br /> <br /> Special emphasis is put onto the fact that it was extremely dangerous to attempt to remove balloon mooring cables from overhead line conductors unless they were telephone wires.