ARP & Civil Defence FAQs
What does ARP stand for?
ARP is the abbreviation for "AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS". It was comprised of various organisations and guidelines dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air raids. Nationally the Ministry of Home Security ran the ARP and local authorities implemented schemes.
When did the wardens' service (ARP) become part of the Civil Defence Service?
How much were ARP wardens paid?
When was the Civil Defence Service stood down in World War Two?
The Civil Defence Services were stood down in early May 1945
When was the Fire Guard formed?
When were bluette overalls introduced?
When was the serge dark blue battledress & trousers introduced for Civil Defence Service personnel?
Were members of the Civil Defence Services issued medals?
How many Civil Defence regions were there in Britain during the Second World War
The United Kingdom was split into 12 civil defence regions
How many people were part of the Civil Defence Services during World War Two?
Across all the various Civil Defence Services approximately 1.5 million people were involved
How many people died as members of the Civil Defence Services in World War Two?
Almost 7,000 members of the Civil Defence Services were killed
What services made up the Civil Defence Services in World War Two?
The British Civil Defence Services included Air Raid Wardens, Rescue Parties, Ambulance and First Aid Parties, Report & Control Personnel, Messengers, Fire Brigades, the Police and the Women’s Voluntary Services (WVS)