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Offline alysloper

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Re: 6th Thanet home guard
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 13:59:35 »
Hi! I just joined this forum - live in Broadtstairs and interested in 6th Thanet HG. I have some copies of newspaper clippings from a chap at the Margate museum and an instruction manual marked to 6th Thanet.

Would love to know more and see any other photos of local HG chaps!

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ian

Monkton Malc

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6th Thanet home guard
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 22:16:09 »
Hi everyone,

well a bit more searching through the family album uncovered a picture of my Grandfather in his uniform, taken in 1940.
I do know that he spent some of his time up at the Haine Rd / Manston Rd crossroad as it wasn't too far from his home in Manston Rd. He also spent some of the time charcoal burning in Stafford as that is where my mother and her brother were evacuated to.
My mother also wrote a couple of paragraphs that were used in the book "Children into exile".

Back in the mid 1980's I was chatting to a local scrap merchant who told me that he was in the home guard in Thanet. I told him my Grandfat
her was too. He asked what his name was and when I told him, he replied "He was my sergant" :)




Malcolm.

 

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