King George VI - Home Guard Citation

King George VI citation to Kenneth Mills, in recognition of his service in the Home Guard 1940-44

Dowty Equipment Ltd, Arle Court had its own Home Guard Company and belonged to the 1st Battalion (Cheltenham), HQ Lypiatt Terrace and were known as “K” Company – Dowty Equipment Ltd, Arle Court

Rotol Airscrews, Staverton also had its own Home Guard Company and they belonged to 19th Battalion (Churchdown), HQ Churchdown and were known as “B” Company – Rotol Airscrews Ltd, Gloucester

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

It was unpaid but gave a chance for older or inexperienced soldiers to support the war effort.

 

King George VI recognition of service by Kenneth Mills in Home Guard 1940-44
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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