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Home Guard

19 Battalions of the Home Guard wore the Glosters badge. (27,000 men and women)

Sergeant B. Stanley-Clarke served in the 1st Gloucestershire (Cheltenham) Home Guard Battalion. Two of her cousins served in the Glosters, one of them was Captain R. Reeve-Tucker, who was killed in action in Korea.

Home Guard 1944

1st Battalion (Cheltenham) - HQ Lypiatt Terrace, Cheltenham.
HQ Company - Drill Hall
"A" Company - Winchcombe
"B" Company - Charlton Kings
"C" Company - Bristol Tramways
"E" Company - Tewkesbury
"F" Company - Bishop's Cleeve
"G" Company - Essex House, Rodney Road
"H" Company - Smith's Factory, Bishop's Cleeve
"K" Company - Dowty Equipment Ltd, Arle Court
"L" Company - The Market

2nd Battalion (Campden) - HQ Lower Slaughter.
"E" Company - Bourton-on-the-Water
"F" Company - Stow-on-the-Wold
"G" Company - Hinelwick
"H" Company - Chipping Campden
"J" Company - Little Rissington

3rd Battalion (Cirencester) - HQ The Abbey, Cirencester.
"A" Company - Northleach
"B" Company - Cirencester
"C" Company - Cirencester
"D" Company - Kemble
"E" Company - Tetbury
"F" Company - Fairford
"G" Company - No. 5 M.U. Kemble

4th Battalion (Forest of Dean) - HQ Lydney.
"A" Company - Yorkley
"B" Company - Lydney
"C" Company - Ruarden Hill
"D" Company - Cinderford
"E" Company - Mitcheldean

5th Battalion (Gloucester) - HQ Drill Hall.
HQ Company - Drill Hall
"A" Company - Stroud Road
"C" Company - London Road
"D" Company - Newent
"E" Company - Staunton
"H" Company - L.M.S. Goods Depot
"J" Company - G.W.R. Superintendent's Office
"N" Company - Guildhall
M.G. Company - Denmark Road

6th Battalion (South Gloucester) - HQ Chipping Sodbury.
HQ Company - Yate
"A" Company - Badminton
"B" Company - Chipping Sodbury
"C" Company - Aerodrome, Yate
"D" Company - Thornbury
"E" Company - Tockington
"F" Company - Wick
"G" Company - Wotton-under-Edge

7th Battalion (Stroud) - HQ Western House, London Road.
"A" Company - Quedgeley
"B" Company - Stroud
"C" Company - Painswick
"D" Company - Oakridge
"E" Company - Hardwicke
"F" Company - Brimscombe

8th Battalion (Dursley) - HQ Dursley Court.
"A" Company - Aston Down
"B" Company - Minchinhampton
"C" Company - Nailsworth
"D" Company - Dursley
"E" Company - Stonehouse
"F" Company - Berkeley
"G" Company - Sharpness
"H" Company - Stonehouse

9th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Somerville Road.
HQ Company - St. Andrew's Park
"A" Company - Ashley Hill
"B" Company - Horefield
"C" Company - Wellington Hill
"D" Company - Wallscourt

10th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Redcliffe Parade.
HQ Company - Knowle
"A" Company - Whitchurch Airport
"B" Company - Brislington
"D" Company - Bedminster

11th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Upper Belgrave Road.
HQ (MG) Company - Westbury
"P" Company - Trym Valley
"Q" Company - Coombe Dingle
"R" Company - Henbury
"S" Company - Upper Knowle

12th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Packer's Factory.
"A" Company - Packer's Ground
"B" Company - Kingswood
"C" Company - Fishponds
"D" Company - Broomhill

13th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Filton Airport.
"A" Company - Patchway
"B" Company - Little Stoke
"C" Company - Filton Golf Course
"D" Company - Filton Station
"E" Company - Pen Park

14th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Avonmouth
"A" Company - Avonmouth Docks
"B" Company - Avonmouth Docks
"C" Company - Barrow Lane
"D" Company - National Smelting Works
"E" Company - Severn Tunnel and Pumping Station

15th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Hillside
"A" Company - Union House, Union Street
"B" Company - Head P.O., Small Street

16th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Old Market.
HQ Company - Drill Hall
"A" Company - North Bristol
"B" Company - Sector Reserve
"C" Company - City Docks
"D" Company - Natham

17th Battalion (Wye Valley) - HQ Coleford.
"A" Company - Chepstow
"B" Company - St. Briavels
"C" Company - Coleford
"D" Company - Lydbrook
"E" Company - Sling Hall, Coleford

18th Battalion (Bristol) - HQ Filton Airport.
HQ Company - Singals and Bomb Disposal
"W" Company - Filton Works, N & W.
"X" Company - Filton Works, S & E.
"Y" Company - Firefighters
"Z" Company - Regimental Police

19th Battalion (Churchdown) - HQ Churchdown.
"A" Company - Twigworth
"B" Company - Rotol Airscrew Ltd, Gloucester
"C" Company - G.A.C. Brockworth

Anti-Aircraft Gunners
71 H.A.A. Battery
1 troop - Purdown (affiliated to 9th Bn)
1 troop - Bedminster (affiliated to 10th Bn)
1 troop - Whitchurch (affiliated to 10th Bn)
1 troop - Eastfield (affiliated to 11th Bn)
1 troop - Hanham (affiliated to 12th Bn)

101 Rocket Battery - Easton-in-Gordano (affiliated to 9th Bn)
102 Rocket Battery - Bishopworth (affiliated to 10th Bn)
103 Rocket Battery - Knowle (affiliated to 12th Bn)
104 Rocket Battery - Abbots Leigh (affiliated to 11th Bn)
105 Rocket Battery - Gloucester Dog Racing Track and Staverton (affiliated to 5th Bn)


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