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The Final Stand-Down of the Johnstone Home Guard
Another great article from Angela Gillespie. When the Second World War came the call went out for local volunteers to perform home defence duties in their towns, villages and counties. First known as the Local Defence Volunteers, the LDV, which it’s members jokingly referred to as “Look, Duck, and Vanish.” A more suitable name was shortly found to replace it - The Home Guard, immortalised by the well known BBC series “Dad’s Army.”

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