On this the 70th anniversary of the formation of Home Guard, ITV produced a short
tribute and featured the accompanying article on their evening Calendar programme.
The footage shown is a mix of origional film of the Thornton Home Guard and footage
of the present WR28 Home Guard members filmed on one of our regular drill nights.
Our thanks to ITV and the Producers of Calendar for allowing us to display this clip.
The extracts used from the origional 1940 colour film, give an accurate/historical
acount of the formation and training of the Thornton HG, are thanks to the courtesy of:
The Yorkshire Film Archives.
The generosity of YFA, has enabled WR28 HG to produce a small number of copies of the
origional Thornton HG film in DVD format, for historical and research purposes only.
This silent/colour DVD one hour playtime, is available in very limited numbers.
For copies , please send cheque/postal order for £10.00 inc p&p, made payable to:
WR28 Home Guard, including your name, address and contact details to:
WR28 Home Guard, 4, Dunkirk Mill, Hawksbridge Lane, Oxenhope, Keighley, BD22 9AG.
(Proceeds from the sale of DVDs to: Manorlands Hospice, Oxenhope.)
A Military Training Film featuring WR28 Home Guard - The Northover Projector