Home Guard Farewell Parade programme

Category:  Home Guard

Home Guard Farewell Parade programme

With the threat of invasion having vanished by the end of 1944, it was decided to disband the Home Guard. In recognition of its service to the nation, a ceremonial parade was organised for the afternoon of 3rd December at Hyde Park in London. Seven thousand members of the Home Guard were expected to take part.

Later that evening a Stand-Down party was held at the Royal Albert Hall for Home Guard members only. Tommy Trinder and Vera Lynn were among the entertainers.

Exhibit data

Museum number:

1283

Date:

3rd December 1944

Approx. size:

13 x 18 cm
(5 x 7 in)