Chief Warden Carter from Waltham Abbey. He was also the photographer for Group 7 during the Second World War. His serge battledress features the single think and single thin bars of a chief warden and he has the I.O. (Incident Officer) badge on his right sleeve.
An interesting and unusual helmet came up for auction; a 1941-dated bakelite "Controller" helmet with two white central strips.
This often reproduced image shows a warden from Kingston is London setting the time that the black-out would commence that evening. The 'clock' is probably outside the warden's post. Black-out times were half-ab hour after sunset and half-an-hour before sunrise.
The below document from September 1941 clearly shows that local authorities were to replace the bluette overalls (and women's drivers coats) with the new serge uniforms. However, the overalls did remain in use for the rest of the war. particularly by rescue squads.
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