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Swindon Home Guard manning an anti-aircraft gun platform, c.1940

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Swindon Works was considered a prime target for aircraft strikes during World War II. Here, two members of the Home Guard are manning an anti-aircraft gun platform situated on the roof of uniform supplier, Compton Sons & Webb at the Works. This was one of a number of anti-aircraft platforms that were erected around the site. The Home Guard were well trained to man these types of weapon and could be called away from their normal day jobs should an air raid warning be issued

Media ID 19929953

Date: 31st January 2014

Unique Reference Number: W1 083 & HWW2-2 077

Image Size: 2648 x 1991 Pixels

Filesize is 0.70MB

Associated Categories: Swindon Works

Associated Categories: War Workers

Associated Categories: Workers at Swindon Works

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: anti aircraft, compton, gun platform, home guard, swindon, swindon works, uniform, world war 2