Home Guard “Must Not Work In Uniform”

Category:  Home Guard

Home Guard Must Not Work In Uniform

Members of the Home Guard were not to wear their uniforms at work, as this newspaper cutting explains:

“The War Office emphasised yesterday that it does not wish Home Guards to wear their uniforms when not on duty except in circumstances where it is absolutely warranted. It is pointed out that if a man really has no time to go home and change after H.G. duty he ought to change at his office or other place of work. It is realised that very exceptional circumstances may justify him in wearing his uniform off duty. On Thursday, after a woman magistrate at Tottenham had told a man that it was ‘not the thing’ to wear H.G. uniform at work, it was stated that the War Office had no objection.”

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