Wherever the Civil Defence services were required to work the presence of a mobile canteen was sure to follow. Hundreds of photos show personnel congregating around a canteen for a quick cuppa and a slice of something.
The below Mobile Canteen Unit was supplied as part of the "British War Relief Society - USA to Great Britain" scheme. The British War Relief Society (BWRS) was a US-based humanitarian umbrella organisation dealing with the supply of non-military aid such as food, clothes, medical supplies and financial aid to people in Great Britain during the second world war. The organisation acted as the administrative hub and central receiving depot for items donated from other charities which were then sent out to its affiliate organizations in the US and to Britain. These donations were raised in the name of the BWRS, rather than in the name of the smaller groups.
Additionally, this particular one was presented by employees of the Western Union Telegraph & Cable System in the US.
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