Meet the real Dad’s Army in Woolwich

PUBLISHED: 17:19 26 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:19 26 August 2010

Actors at the museum pose as members of the Dad’s Army

Actors at the museum pose as members of the Dad’s Army


Museum visitors will get the chance to meet members of the real Dad’s Army and a woman who was an anti-aircraft gunner during World War Two.

The living history event at the Firepower, The Royal Artillery Museum in Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, on Saturday, September 11, will aim to give visitors a real insight into the daily life of people on the Home Front.

The museum’s own living history team will be representing soldiers recently returned from Dunkirk, while the Air Raid Precautions Wardens will tell visitors what to do during an air raid.

Local Defence Volunteers, the forerunner of the Home Guard, known as the Dad’s Army, will be drilled while archive film of Woolwich and London in the Blitz are shown in the Museum’s cinema.

As well as the re-enactors, the event will also provide the opportunity to meet members of the Evacuee Association, real evacuees who will tell their stories of being young in wartime Britain.

Tickets for the event, staring at 10.30am, cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £4.50 for concessions.

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