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September 1939 Volunteers were required for many civil defence tasks in Reading. Here splints are being prepared at a First Aid post in Newtown School on School Terrace.

September 1939 Volunteers were required for many civil defence tasks in Reading. Here splints are being prepared at a First Aid post in Newtown School on School Terrace.

Photograph World War 2 - Nurses V.A.D  N  Block Royal Navy Hospital Haslar 1946

Photograph World War 2 - Nurses V.A.D N Block Royal Navy Hospital Haslar 1946

The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, MP buying a Red Cross flag from a St. John's Ambulance nurse standing next to a Red Cross Nurse on the day the allies launched their invasion of mainland Europe with 'Operation Overlord'

Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, MP buying a Red Cross flag from a St. John's Ambulance nurse, standing next to a Red Cross Nurse, on the day the allies launched their invasion of mainland Europe with 'Operation Overlord'.

WWII PRISONER OF WAR RED CROSS PARCEL

WWII PRISONER OF WAR RED CROSS PARCEL

The British Red Cross and St John War Organisation Christmas Gift Shop was pronounced, 'Successful beyond all dreams', by  the chairman of the committee. For one week only from Monday 30 November to Saturday 5 December, the shop in aid of the Prisoner of War Parcels Fund was held at McIlroy's Department Store, Cheapside, Reading. Over £300 was raised in the first day alone from goods donated by the Reading Chamber of Commerce and members of the public.  Reading Chronicle photo

The British Red Cross and St John War Organisation Christmas Gift Shop was pronounced, 'Successful beyond all dreams', by the chairman of the committee. For one week only from Monday 30 November to Saturday 5 December, the shop in aid of the Prisoner of War Parcels Fund was held at McIlroy's Department Store, Cheapside, Reading. Over £300 was raised in the first day alone from goods donated by the Reading Chamber of Commerce and members of the public. Reading Chronicle photo

Fashion Of Red Cross Nurses Front Of English Parliament At London In United Kingdom During Forties

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FOOD PARCELS FOR PRISONERS OF WAR SENT BY RED CROSS AND ST JOHN FOLD OUT LEAFLET

FOOD PARCELS FOR PRISONERS OF WAR SENT BY RED CROSS AND ST JOHN FOLD OUT LEAFLET

1941 A PENNY A WEEK FUND LEAFLET  RED CROSS & ST JOHN

1941 A PENNY A WEEK FUND LEAFLET RED CROSS & ST JOHN

Red Cross comfort parcel, WWI | Australian Red Cross Centenary

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Indian Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army man a Bren light machine gun. Italy. 15th of January 1944.

Sikh soldiers fighting in Italy WWII Sikh soldiers emigrated from both India and Pakistan and served in the US Army as far back as World War I. Thousands of Sikh soldiers helped liberate France in WWII.

The contents of a Rad Cross ration pack, WWII. Caption reads: "Field Cookery. The Army still marches, figuratively, on its stomach. these are the contents of the Army's "D" Day food pack and represent one mains rations for the first 24 hours of the great assault." From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The contents of a Rad Cross ration pack, WWII. Caption reads: "Field Cookery. The Army still marches, figuratively, on its stomach. these are the contents of the Army's "D" Day food pack and represent one mains rations for the first 24 hours of the great assault." From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Red cross parcels. Courtesy of the German Occupation Museum

Courtesy of the German Occupation Museum