13th Battalion de Havilland Home Guard
This photo, owned by Jean West (nee Birchall) is of the 13th Battalion de Havilland Home Guard marching past the Hatfield War Memorial in 1943. The man with his head turned is Jean West's father Samuel Birchall. He turned to smile at his family who were standing on the pavement just to the right of the photo. Jean said her Father got a reprimand for not keeping his eyes to the front.
Another of Jean Wests's photos of the 13th Battalion de Havilland Home Guard. By the end of 1942 the 13th battalion headquarters at de Havillands had control over Companies A, B,C & D, there was also an additional Light Anti-aircraft battery based at the factory.
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