THE GUILDFORD HOME GUARD 18th May 1940 – 31 December 1944

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Though gently mocked as TV’s ‘Dad’s Army’, the Home Guard was a deadly serious bid to thwart an expected German invasion in the Second World War. This unit history of the Guildford Home Guard explores the unit’s history chronologically.
Listing of first and Stand Down officers, Disposition and Weapons in the Defence of Guildford Nodal Point (Nodal Points were towns and villages that were designated as a series of strong points to block use of the road network by invading Nazi German forces). Awards for Meritorious Service are usefully included in the appendices.