Lancashire civil defence warden's service

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Lancashire civil defence warden's service

Description

Letter of appreciation to all members of the Lancashire civil defence warden's service. Includes Special order of the day after the service had stood down from 2 May 1945 and offers appreciation of work done. States that work was in close cooperation with Police since 1938, especially when country was under attack, and acknowledges many hours were also spent in public welfare.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-05-08

Contributor

Georgie Donaldson

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One page printed document

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MHowardI19250926-170330-07

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[Crest]
LANCASHIRE CONSTABULARY,
(Air Raid Precautions Department),

PRESTON, 8th May, 1945

LANCASHIRE CIVIL DEFENCE WARDENS’ SERVICE

SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY
1. Now that the Stand-down of the Wardens’ Service in Lancashire has taken effect from the 2nd May, 1945, and has been closely followed by the cessation of hostilities in Europe, I should like to place on record my very deep appreciation of the magnificient [sic] work done by all member of the Lancashire Civil Defence Wardens’ Service.
2. We remember with pride the work performed by the Wardens in close liaison with the Police from 1938, to the present time, especially during those anxious days when the County was the target of enemy activity. In most cases your duties were performed after long hours at business or essential industry, in a manner which can only be described as depicting the greatest loyalty. All members of the Service have shown themselves to be willing and cheerful under most trying conditions.
3. In addition, many tasks have been undertaken by you in relation to the general public, and I realise and appreciate you have spent many hours of your time in this phase of public welfare. I can only say that I deeply and sincerely thank you for the wonderful support I have received from all members of the Wardens’ Service.
4. The team spirit has carried you forward on the peak of efficiency, and the traditions of the County of Lancaster have been worthily upheld by you all. I am most grateful to you and I trust that with the passing of the Lancashire Civil Defence Wardens’ Service you will carry the spirit of comradeship into the years of peace for the mutual benefit of the County and Country.
5. I would also like to take this opportunity of wishing you all every success in the peace years which now lie before us.

[Signature]
Chief Constable of Lancashire.
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE WARDENS’ SERVICE

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Citation

Great Britain. The chief constable of Lancashire, “Lancashire civil defence warden's service,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10302.

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