I want to portray Home Guard, what do I need?
End of July 1940 saw the introduction of the Home Guard (taking over from the LDV).
A new armband was issued saying simply "Home Guard",(please note however, some never actually got issued with this - some were issued with LDV only and continued to wear this and some were issued with the Home Guard patch (see below). Supplies of everything were scarce at this time and priority was always given to regular troops).
Original photographs illustrate the Home Guard patch (pictured left) being worn in 2 ways;
1. Stitched onto the LDV armband to cover the letters LDV thus converting this to a Home Guard armband.
2. Simply stitched to the sleeve of the uniform.