In 1935 Stanley Baldwin the then Prime Minister ordered all local authorities to plan to protect their areas in the event of war. It was in 1937 that the Air Raid Precaution Warden's service came in to being. The role of the ARP was set out by the government in a Air Raid Precaution publication and distributed nationally in 1938. Some of their duties was the sounding the air raid sirens at the beginning and at the end of the raid. Clearing the area to a 600 yard radius of a unexploded bomb and were responsible for making sure people had gas masks with them.
Edited by bert1 (21st Dec 2008 8:50pm)
God help us,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.