Civil Defence & ARP Warden Documents & Identity Cards
National Registration Identity Card NR107A (N.R.107A)
Like every other person in the UK during the second world war, Civil Defence personnel carried a National Registration Identity Card. The normal ID card was a four page folded card which detailed address of the recipient (no photo). Civil Defence personnel were issued with an endorsed ID card - a pale blue NR107A (N.R.107A) - that had extra space to detail their civil defence role and could include a photograph (rarely used though).
ARP Warden Appointment / Warrant Cards
In addition to the identity card borough councils also issued civil defence prsonnel, especially air raid wardens, with appointment or warrant cards. Air raid wardens were allowed to inspect each household's air raid precautions measures and as such needed authority to enter private premised. The warrant card provided this.
ARP Warden's Report Form - A.R.P./M.1.
Following every air raid incident an ARP Warden would complete the report form and send it to the local control centre.
Air Raid Wardens' Post Diary
All air raid wardens' posts kept a diary of the events in their area. Noted down would be the times of all the various sirens, the type of alert (from yellow to red) as awell as noting any bombs or incendaries that landed within their sector. Most posts were issued with a stationery office book like the one below.
ARP Warden Notice of Light Showing Card
During the blackout, wardens were to patrol the area around their post and ensure that no light was showing. The term "Put that light out!" has an almost comical ring to it now. If a warden could not get an answer to a light being shown they would put a notice through the door to the householder or building/factory/shop owner.