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Elaine Hutchings
Nottingham/ Local Defence Volunteers
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 16:06
Local Defence Volunteers
Does anyone out there have any infomation for the Sutton Division LDV's from WW11, my father Ronald Smith was one of them and I would like to know more of what they got up to?
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 22:02
Elaine there's a picture in the gallery 'Air Raid Wardens circa 1940' which was posted in Feb 2008. This shows lots of volunteers from Sutton, all of them wearing their ĎAir Raid Precautionsí badge and many donning medals from WW1 service. Thereís a Mr Smith stood on the back row so donít know if heís related to you.

I think their involvement would have been limited to checking that that the black-out across the village was strictly enforced and they obviously did a good job. Nelson St in Bradford copped a few bombs and the armament Ďdumpí at Steeton was on the Germanís hit list, but they could never find it. Pretty sure they painted the roof blue to make it look like a reservoir from the air.



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