set of models illustrating the work undertaken by British Red Cross Civil Defence volunteers

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Circa 1960s

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Set of models illustrating the work undertaken by British Red Cross Civil Defence volunteers. Includes building parts, sandbags, figures in British Red Cross, Civil Defence and Army uniforms, and equipment. In 1949 the Ministry of Defence asked the British Red Cross to provide volunteers for the Civil Defence Service. The British Red Cross began to train many of its volunteers in Civil Defence using handbooks and pamphlets produced by the Home Office. Volunteers were trained in first aid and rescue, different types of warfare, and welfare subjects such as evacuation and emergency feeding.
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Used By: Civil Defence HQ
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1960-1969
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2144/1

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