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The Civil Defence Corps was organised in Sections:

Headquarters

This was further sub-divided into -
Intelligence & Operations - sift and control operations from either static or mobile controls.

Signals - staffed by radio and telephone operators, despatch riders and field cable parties.

Scientific & Reconnaissance - interpret scientific data, in addition, reconnaissance parties would go out into damaged areas to collect technical information.

Warden
Responsible for their local neighbourhood. First point of contact for information and advice in an emergency. Link between the community and the local authority.

Rescue
Search for, and rescue persons from damaged buildings. Give immediate First Aid.

Ambulance & First Aid
Provide First Aid on site and transport casualties to hospital.

Welfare
Undertake care of the homeless, billeting and emergency feeding.


Exercise ‘Loxley Hall;’, Bath 1959

Rescue Exercise, circa 1956