Formed in 1940, the Home Guard was part of a long list of voluntary and part-time formations raised for local defence. Despite the bumbling image created by the BBC classic “Dad’s Army”, the force emerged as a well-trained, well equipped and highly motivated part of Britain’s defences. Find out about Reading’s Home Guard in this fascinating talk.
With speaker: Mike Cooper
After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.
About Berkshire Family History Society
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.