1941 - Wilcot Home Guard

There was a platoon of the Home Guard based in Wilcot, and many of the inhabitants served there.  Here are the receipts for some of the Wilcot platoon, including George Stagg of 39 Wilcot, Bill Coles of address unstated, Joe Pearce of 50 Wilcot, and (second from the bottom) George Collins of 36 Wilcot:

The Home Guard paraded on the Green during World War II.

Here is the training schedule for the Wilcot platoon for February 1943:

And here they are having fun:

Even before Dad’s Army it was possible to doubt their usefulness in real war, as in this contemporary satire: