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Old 13-09-10, 04:53 PM
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Can anyone confirm for me which town or city was the home of the 55th Battalion of the West Riding of Yorkshire Home Guard please. I know it is listed in Len Whittaker's "Stand Down" but I rather stupidly lent my copy to a "friend" about 10 years since and have seen neither since !

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Old 13-09-10, 05:17 PM
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Try this link

http://www.home-guard.org.uk/hg/cty-main.html

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Can anyone confirm for me which town or city was the home of the 55th Battalion of the West Riding of Yorkshire Home Guard please. I know it is listed in Len Whittaker's "Stand Down" but I rather stupidly lent my copy to a "friend" about 10 years since and have seen neither since !

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55th West Riding (Rotherham) Bn 55 over WR


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55th West Riding (Rotherham) Bn 55 over WR


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Thanks Peter, makes sense, I bought a tatty old greatcoat close to that area with Lts rank, Home Guard titles and a pair of WR55 unit designations. Guess thatb they would be badges York & lancaster Regiment.

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Great link thanks Peter, now bookmarked for future use !

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PS any idea of date and location of next Military Heraldry Society meeting (i've a feeling that it is at Holmes Chapel but dont know date !
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Hello Paul,

I have the next Holmes Chapel meeting down as the first Saturday in October.

It says 20th October in the last Formation Sign newsletter, but I think that is a mistake.

Peter

Just checked in the April newsletter and it says Saturday 2nd October in that which I think is correct.
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Thanks Peter, makes sense, I bought a tatty old greatcoat close to that area with Lts rank, Home Guard titles and a pair of WR55 unit designations. Guess thatb they would be badges York & lancaster Regiment.

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Hi paul
yes York & Lanc cap badge

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