By W. C. Dodkins

the house defend, regularly occurring to us all from the antics of Dad’s military at the television, in reality played a perilous severe function - guarding infrastructure and communications, and freeing the ordinary military for extra front-line paintings. this is often one of many domestic Guard’s Unit histories, giving an in depth account in their historical past - from the Government’s first allure for volunteers onwards. the house Guard’s historical past stretched from the early worried days in the summertime of 1940 while a German invasion was once hourly anticipated to the arrangements for D-Day whilst the boot used to be at the Allied foot. it's a tale of amateurism reworked into expanding sophistication and higher weaponry; and a pro and patriotic commitment to sometimes humdrum accountability that united nice battle veterans with youths looking ahead to the call-up to the commonplace forces. after they have been eventually disbanded in November 1944 the house protect deserved the thank you of a thankful kingdom they had actually served and helped to save.

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