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Offline HERB COLLECTOR

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Re: whitstable homeguard
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2015, 21:49:46 »
Action Stations 1940. The Defence of Whitstable.
A small booklet by Tony Blake. 15 pages. Posted online @ http://www.oystertown.net/1925-1949/ww2/action-stations-1940-the-defence-of-whitstable Click for pages at bottom.
A short account of Whitstable in 1940. Gives outline structure of B Company, 4th (St Augustine's) Battalion as it was in the summer of 1940, with names where known. (Sorry Liz, no C Hook).
Short but useful if your area of interest.

B Company, 4th (St Augustines) Battalion Home guard, was based in Whitstable.
HQ was at the Drill hall, Cromwell rd, Whitstable.
There is a piece by a member of the Company, Ken Palmer, (June 1940-Oct 41)@
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/38/a8498938.shtml

Broken link, here's the new one @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/38/a8498938.shtml
Hometown Blues Syd Arthur

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 18:43:46 »
hi , o yes thank you len p, thats the photo my dad was talking about , hes the 7th man at the backrow ,  glad it has info on the backof it so i know which plattoon he was in ,, thank you ever so much :)

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Re: whitstable homeguard
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 13:07:59 »
Liz

The country was divided up into specific Zones & areas, so only one group would have been based at Whitstable - the 4th Btn of the Kent Home Guard. There is a book "Kent Home Guard a history" by K R Gulvin. North Kent books/Mereborough books, 1980 isbn 09505733 3 7. which is about the only reference. I will have a look when I get home for any reference to Whitstable.
I have actually produced a booklet about Thanet's Home Guard who were the 6th battalion but that won't help you much!

Good luck with your search!
Ian

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Re: whitstable homeguard
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 21:50:54 »
On the reverse of this postcard is written:

No. 3 Platoon
4th Battalion
'St. Augustines'
Kent Home Guard
4th Batt. Winners of Inter-
Company Championship
(Southern Command) 1943-44.


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Re: whitstable homeguard
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 20:55:20 »
Hi Liz,
I have posted everything i have on the Whitstable Home Guard.
It is highly likely that your Grandfather was a member of B company, 4th Battalion, Kent Home Guard.
You should be able to obtain his service records, follow the links from question #13@
http://home-guard.org.uk/hg/hgfaq.html#faq.13.
Good luck  :)
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Re: whitstable homeguard
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 14:14:04 »
hi, herb collecter, i do not seem to be having much luck finding any info on the whitstable homeguard  apart from the link ,  do you think there was more than one group  based in whitstable ? i have googled it but still no joythe only clue i have of a homeguard in whitstable is a photo of a group outside a building with my granddad amongst them, a friend of my dad had the photo as her dad was in it allso , so she let him photocopy it unfortunatly i can not scan it and send it to the forum as my scanner is complcated and confusing so i dont use it grrrr, nevermind :) liz,

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Re: whitstable homeguard
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 23:13:35 »
B Company, 4th (St Augustines) Battalion Home guard, was based in Whitstable.
HQ was at the Drill hall, Cromwell rd, Whitstable.
There is a piece by a member of the Company, Ken Palmer, (June 1940-Oct 41)@
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/38/a8498938.shtml
Hometown Blues Syd Arthur

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whitstable homeguard
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 18:18:19 »
 has anyone got any info for whitstable homeguard, my grandfather was in  my dad only has one photo of them  but no other info about what thay did and where thay were based i can only give his name as thats all i have  charles hook . any info wouled be appreciated:) liz

 

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