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.