Air Raid Warden’s Report

Keeping messages clear and concise

 

Women used to stop my mother in the street and thank her for my father ‘keeping an eye on them’.
He seemed to go through air raids with the wonder and gusto of a small boy.
Robert Westall: Children of the Blitz: p144

 

Warden’s Report Form
Archive Reference: TWAS 604/

Taken from a Control Guide for air raid wardens.
These forms were intended to keep messages clear and concise, improving co-ordination of rescue efforts.

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Instructions for use of the Form included:

POSITION
of Occurrence
address
or similar
BOMBS,
Type and Number
number
on left of type and a ring drawn around
both type and number
UXBs give
type, number and precise location
TIME
of Occurrence
use
the 24 hour clock

Air Raid Warden’s Report Form (PDF)