This photo, kindly sent in by regular columnist and Chorleywood staple Roger Foorde, shows a picture that will be familiar to both those who lived through the Second World War and avid fans of classic BBC comedy Dad’s Army.
Here you can see the village’s very own Home Guard regiment, passing by a local pub. Men who couldn’t fight on the front lines due to age, physical exemption or being in reserved occupations were put on a rota to act as a secondary defence force had the country been invaded by the Nazis.
The armed militias were founded in 1940, only being officially disbanded on New Year’s Eve, 1945, four months after the end of the global conflict.
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