ARP rescue party

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Glenn crossley, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. My grandfather Ernest crossley was shown in 1939 census of halifaH Yorkshire as being in an ARP rescue party. I know nothing about the role or much about him. I'm looking for details of his job and hopefully a picture. Any suggestions on where to look.
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  3. Thanks for your reply. Were the ARP rescue partys members photographed. Is there any way of finding out why he wouldn't have been enlisted as he was approx 36 and a labourer
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I wouldnt know if they were photographed or not - I cant see a reason why they should as they generally all knew each other and worked locally.
    I would suggest searching for a local historical society or similar to see what they may hold, try the library or Council Offices as they may hold archives

    TD
     
  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Glenn,
    This is the structure of Halifax's A.R.P. Heavy Rescue Squads in 1939, no photographs.
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    Halifax Courier 29th April 1939

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    Halifax Courier 8th April 1939
     
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  7. That's great. Thanks for your help.
     

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