Call for men to enrol in the Local Defence Volunteers

Anthony Eden makes a speech asking for men between the ages of 17 and 45 to come forward to enrol in a military force to be called the Local Defence Volunteers. In Kent it is estimated that 10,000 enrolled in the first 24 hours - many more volunteered by post.

Volunteers are requested to register with their local constabulary however, the constabulary were not informed and had to improvise registration forms.


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