Proficiency badge: ARP Training
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J Gaunt (b.1884, d.1991) Production date
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In preparation for war, in 1939 140 British Red Cross officers attended courses of instruction in at the Government Air Raid Precaution Schools and became ARPS instructors. Red Cross Instructors trained the public in air raid precautions throughout the country and 104,697 anti-gas certificates were issued. In London many members became qualified as ARP instructors and there was full co-operation with ARP organisations.Once the heavy bombing began officers and members of detachments engaged in ARP work
were constantly employed, while others maintained sick bays for evacuees, and centres for those who had lost their homes.
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