Major Dale Clarke and his RLC Museum lecture on “Arming Britain’s Wartime Secret Army”

The evening lecture series at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum generally uncovers the little known stories or understood aspects of Britain’s military history.

Thursday evening’s lecture this week on “Arming Britain’s Wartime Secret Army” by Major Dale Clarke is one such story. He told of the establishment, in 1940, of Auxillary Units, which were a secret irregular army, of men with an intimate knowledge of their local area, who were highly trained in guerrilla tactics hiding out in rural locations ready to fight should there have been a German invasion.

After the lecture I spoke with Dale, and about his book Britain’s Final Defence – Arming the Home Guard 1940-44.

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