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Associated NewspaResplendent with new paint, a ‘go faster’ stripe and siren these machines were photographed in July 2001. In June 1996, over 100 were shipped out in this condition to Azerbaijan and to Central Africa as part of aid programmes. com 8. Civilian Animals - Tim Essex-Lopresti As long as we have inhabited the earth we have been dependent upon animals in a wide variety of ways. The first service that they gave us was for food, both milk and meat, their skins for clothing and protection and bones and sinews for tools.
A R House In July 1962, the Government announced plans for the re-organisation of the AFS (along with all other Civil Defence services). The plans included a ‘weeding out’ of the now many ineffective and non participating members, the setting of a new reduced recruitment age of 17 and an upper age limit of 55 years. There were to be 2 categories of personnel: ‘Fully Operational’ on a 3 year engagement, and ‘Fully Trained’ as far as basic tests and on the reserve from then on. com on the ‘Reserve’ would have completed 50 hours basic training, would retain their uniform and would then be required to attend further training sessions as frequently as possible but not less than one session per year.
Com A R House 5. Civil Defence Corps 1949 - 1968 Alfred Cope In convoy (above) on the M1 in the early 1960’s, en route to an exercise at Bully Fen, Hackney, London (right) The Civil Defence Corps in Derby After National Service with REME, I joined the CD Corps in 1958. It had its headquarters in the former Derby High School on Osmaston Road to the South of the centre of the city. All the sections were based there using the classrooms and a Rescue Section training area at the back which was well supplied with old bricks and rubble, probably as a result of war-time bombing – near misses from the railway works nearby.
A Brief History of Civil Defence by Tim Essex-Lopresti