Home Guard band from 1942

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

THIS fan­tas­tic old pic­ture was taken in 1942 of a Home Guard band.

The Home Guard (ini­tially known as Lo­cal De­fence Vol­un­teers) was a de­fence or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Bri­tish Army dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

Op­er­a­tional from 1940 un­til 1944, the Home Guard com­prised of 1.5 mil­lion lo­cal vol­un­teers oth­er­wise in­el­i­gi­ble for mil­i­tary ser­vice, usu­ally ow­ing to age, hence the nick­name “Dad’s Army”.

Do you recog­nise any­one in this pic­ture? Do you know any­thing about the band? Please con­tact me on the de­tails be­low if you have any more in­for­ma­tion about this pho­to­graph.

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