|ARP Warden's badge (author's photo)
A is for ARP, or Air Raid Precautions. Today, when we think of ARP, we think perhaps of the eponymous Wardens personified in comedy by Chief Warden Hodges from Dad's Army, played by Bill Pertwee but in reality, ARP was a generic term initiated at the time of the Munich Crisis of 1938, when the possibility of war was first brought home to the majority of the British public.
|ARP Cigarette Card book (author's photo)
|How to deal with an incendiary bomb (author's photo)
|3.7" Anti-aircraft guns in Hyde Park (author's collection)
|Anti-aircraft rockets on Blackheath (Greenwich Heritage Centre)