Mr Barron’s Damaged Dentures

ARP Air Raid Risks!


One night Dad heard the soft whispering of a cluster of incendiaries coming down straight above his head. He just managed to get under a costermongers barrow before they hit. Then there was a ring of them burning around him and several burning through the barrow on top of him. He escaped by taking a flying kick at one of them, to make a gap to run through.
Robert Westall: Children of the Blitz: p144


Form Personnel Damage 1/41, Civil Defence Service
Archive Reference: TWAS T15/1471

ARP personnel faced considerable danger during air raids. This document presents a lighter side to the risks they took.

mr barrons dentures


Personnel Damage Report (PDF)