Reading’s Home Guard

Formed in 1940, the Home Guard was part of a long list of voluntary and part-time formations raised for local defence. Despite the bumbling image created by the BBC classic “Dad’s Army”, the force emerged as a well-trained, well equipped and highly motivated part of Britain’s defences. Find out about Reading’s Home Guard in this fascinating talk.

This is the second of three talks in the War and Remembrance Talks series. The other talks take place on 13th October and 8th December. You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.  Please note that this replaces the talk advertised as talk two in Berkshire Family Historian’s September edition of the Historian

After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.  

Image: The Home Guard in the Second World War H30444 creative commons

To book, scroll down.

Book Event

Members £4

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 19
The Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Non-Member £5

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 19
The Non-Member ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

10 Nov 2022

Time

14:00 - 15:30

Tickets from

£5.00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History

Location

The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Category

Speaker

  • Mike Cooper
    Mike Cooper

    Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. Following a history degree at the University of Reading he worked as a librarian, with both the University and Reading Library. In addition to work on librarianship, he has had three books on the history of Reading published. Mike works for Reading Borough Council, and lives in Tilehurst with his wife and Moggy the Cat.

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