Newtown Air-raid Decontamination Squad

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Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Sgwad dadlygru y Drenewydd yn ymarfer ar gyfer cyrch awyr.
Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Geoff Charles (1909-2002)
Nodyn/Note:Newtown Decontamination squad at their full dress rehersal with Police Constable E. Kinsey Jones, their lecturer and Mr Owen Powell their Commanding Officer.
Dyddiad/Date:May 4, 1940
Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd ffilm / Film negative
Cyfeiriad/Reference: (gcc01881)
Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3472295

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    LlGC ~ NLW

    • 24/Feb/2010 15:45:32

    Decontamination squads were responsible for cleaning up the streets, roads, buildings and other material following air raids. Here the Newtown Decontamination Squad is holding an exercise. They are wearing their special clothing and breathing apparatus to protect them from gases and dangerous chemicals.

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    • 04/Mar/2010 20:35:12

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The British Home Guard and Civil Defense: WWII, and we'd love to have this added to the group!