One of the best films I have seen is this example shot in Burnley in November 1941. It covers a wealth of the Civil Defence Services - the ARP, Fire, Ambulance/First Aid and Police - as they deal with various incidents.
A large number of helmets are shown and there are some oddities amongst them. a plain white helmet, a plain white helmet with just a small diamond, a black helmet with two different styles of W front and back, and one with a very large W. Examples of Shelter Warden (SW) as well as SM (which I assumed was Shelter Marshal but here acts like a Messenger).
Even though late in 1941, the majority of shots show bluette and civilian clothes. Just one pieve of film early on shows a battledress being worn.
Well worth taking the time to watch this film.
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