Wiltshire Home Guard

Living History Group

Welcome to the website of the Wiltshire Home Guard living history group.

We are still developing the site and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


This site has been developed to not only provide you with information about our living history group and activities,

but also to give you a brief history of the Wiltshire Home Guard from its inception in 1940 to its disbandment in 1945.

Site navigation below provides an overview of page content.

Although we would really like to help visitors in their research of relatives who were in the Wiltshire Home Guard,

we are a living history group and unfortunately do not have access to any records. However, to assist

we have provided details of two potential sources of information within the 'Useful Information' page.

In due course we will provide an alphabetical list of Wiltshire Home Guardsmen mentioned in the History pages.


To make the History pages more interesting, we would like to add memories, stories and images from

Wiltshire Home Guard veterans and their descendents (all information provided will be duly credited to the donor).

We also need help to identify individuals in photographs.


If you have information you'd like to share with us, if you can assist in identifying individuals in photographs

or if there is anything else you would like us to include on this site, please contact us at committee@wiltshirehomeguard.co.uk

Where you see this image on the history pages, we need your help. Click on the image and it links you to the committee email.

Site navigation:

Home Guard History:

+ Brief History of the Wiltshire Home Guard

+ Timeline of key W.H.G. events


- Our chosen charity for the year

- Fundraising totals in previous years

Living History Group:

- History of the living history group

- Our activities

- Training that we do

- Uniform & Kit information

- Our preferred suppliers

- Member profiles

- Committee members

Items for Sale:



Useful Information:

+ Items we have for sale

+ Unique pictorial charity items


- Meeeting dates

- Preferred suppliers

- Where to obtain relative service records


+ Beneftis of membership

+ Membership year

+ Types of membership

+ Public liability insurance

+ Meeting dates

+ Joining us




+ Methods of contacting us


- Details of our own event/s

- Where you can see us this year

- Events we have attended in previous years

A flavour of what we do


Please note that all images on this website are low resolultion and not suitable for printing.

Unless stated otherwise, images are copyright to the Wiltshire Home Guard living history group and the photographer.

Images donated to the Group for use on the website are copyright to the donor.

If you would like to use any image, please send a request to info@wiltshirehomeguard.co.uk