Wilburton Home Guard.
Tributes to Wilburton Home Guard
Speakers at Wilburton paid some warm tributes to the Home Guard and other civil defence services on Friday at a reunion dinner held in St Peter’s Hall.
There were present members of the Home Guard and the Royal Observer Corps, civil defense organisations of Wilburton. Guests including Mr Beecham, S Pell, Ald F W Everett, Colonel C E Cross, Major G Fowler, Major B Miles, S C Supt M S Wallace and Mr H Scott OBE.
Lieutenant J Whetstone of Wilburton Home Guard was toastmaster and after the Health of the King had been drunk Mr B S Pell rose to propose The Home Guard. He smilingly apologised for his ignorance of the Home Guard. He then launched into a masterly study of the background of the Home Guard,
All that he could remember of the history taught him in school, he said, was William the Conquer or 1066 since then we had learned another day in which would never be forgot 1940.