Government Departments: War Office- Home Guard (Exhibition)
23 sub-files relating to the acquisition of exhibits relating to the Home Guard. Consists of:
1) General John Vaughan and Lt-Col Williams Ellis: Correspondence regarding the acquisition of exhibits relating to the Home Guard for the Museum, including a breech block, light gun, telescopic Lewis Gun, posters, diagrams; request for exhibits, offer of exhibit.
2) 32nd County of London Battalion: Correspondence regarding loan of Museum photographs relating to the Battalion for a cinema display.
3) Colonel Oram: Correspondence regarding the donation by Colonel Oram of a cartridge and lead ball used by the Local Defence volunteers.
4) Major Sir Gerald Burrard: Correspondence regarding donation of four mounted artillery maps created by the Home Guard for the defence of Hungerford.
5) Ilford Limited: Correspondence regarding the donation of two bayonets issued to the Ilford Home Guard.
6) Captain Allen: Correspondence regarding the donation of a Local Defence Volunteer pike to the Museum.
7) Mr Geoffrey K Rose: Correspondence regarding the donation of a plaque commemorating a donation of £5000 to the Spitfire fund.
8) Mr WT Gemmell- Sectioned Incendiary Bomb: Letter of thanks for suggestion of a sectoned incendiary bomb as an exhibit.
9) German Army .44 Revolver: Correspondence regarding the donation of a .44 German Revolver from the First World War, used as a British Home Guard weapon in the Second World War.
10) Evening News: Correspondence regarding the donation of 12 flying bomb maps and a cartoon featuring an LDV volunteer offering himself as an exhibit to the Museum. Also regarding advertising in the paper for other Home Guard exhibits.
11) 3rd Dunbartonshire Home Guard: Correspondence regarding loan of photographs of 3rd Dunbartonshire Home Guard for the Museum to copy, also regarding donation of documents, film, balmoral (hat) and badge relating to the battalion.
12) 11th Battalion Denbighshire Home Guard: Correspondence regarding the donation of photographs, badges, flag, and uniform relating to the 11th Battalion to the Museum.
13) Press Cuttings of Forthcoming Exhibition 1945: Newspaper cuttings relating to collection of Home Guard exhibits by the Museum.
14) Various Companies and Battalions: Correspondence with various companies and battalions of the Home Guard regarding the donation of exhibits, display and use of exhibits, creation of prints, possible loan of signalling equipment to the Museum, request for exhibits.
15) Scale Model of Rocket Site: Correspondence regarding donation of item, and its damage in transport. Includes photographs of model.
16) Map of London: Correspondence regarding the offer of a Map of London used by Westminster Home Guard to plan defences, and the Museum's ultimate refusal of this offer.
17) Donation of Synder and Martini Henri Rifles: Acquisition of rifles from Belle Vue (Manchester) Limited
18) Captain AHL Thesiger- Collection of Material: Correspondence regarding the donation of uniforms, guns and grenades to the Museum from the Home Guard Directorate, also regarding the Museum's right to acquire such exhibits. Also includes list of items received to that date.
19) Major HF Owens- Collection of Weapons 1944-45: Correspondence regarding donation of weapons used by the Home Guard to the Museum, and the Museum receiving permission to keep these.
20) Firearms lent by American Citizens/ Territorial Army and Air force Association of London: Correspondence with American citzens regarding the donation of firearms lent by them to the Home Guard, also regarding loan of firearms to the Museum by the Territorial Army and Airforce Association of the County of London.
21) The Walter Kidde Co: Donation to the Museum of a CO2 Mortar used by the Home Guard by the Walter Kidde Co, with a drawing of how the Mortar worked.
22) Various Battalions: Correspondence with various Home Guard battalions accepting gifts and loans of equipment.
23) Oxford, Hampshire and Bckinghamshire Home Guard: Correspondence with Home Guard Battalions from Oxford, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire regarding the donation of Home Guard equipment to the Museum.
24) 16th Middlesex Battalion: Correspondence regarding a model of a Pontoon Bridge crossing to the Museum from the 16th Middlexsex Battalion Home Guard.