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School Air Raid Precautions

by Civic Centre, Bedford

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Civic Centre, Bedford
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June
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Civilian
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A2725283
Contributed on: 
09 June 2004

I don’t really remember much. I was twelve at the start of the war, and remember taking my gas mask to school. If there was a raid, we had to shelter in the changing rooms, though I don’t think they had been particularly reinforced at all.

My mother was part of the WVS, and helped with mobile canteens.

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