WW2 ARP & Civil Defence Lamps & Torches
Standard ARP Issue Hand Torch Lamp
This 1939-dated hand torch / lamp in the standard issue lamp given to ARP wardens in the early part of the war.
1942 ARP & Civil Defence Hand Torch Lamp
Lamp Electric No.1
This type of lamp was often used by ARP wardens and civil defence personnel. It had an integral front screen that could be lifted out of the way when more light was required.
Head/Helmet Mounted Rescue Torch
Primarily devised to assist rescue squads at air raid incidents, this battery powered torch could be worn on the head or fixed to the brim of a helmet. The battery pack would be attached to a belt and a cable ran to the torch. There are very few photos of the torch in use and it would appear that they were not actually that useful.
Helmet Mounted Rescue Lamp/Torch
This lamp/torch could be fitted to the brim of a helmet. The battery pack was fitted onto the user's belt and the wire run up the back and across the shoulder to the lamp head. It appears they were quite common pieces of equipment but few photographs show them fitted or being used.