British Home Guard
The British Home Guard was a defence organisation of the British Army during World War II. It was active from 1940 until 1944. The Home Guard had 1.5 million local volunteers who were not able to serve in the army. This was usually because they were too old. They were to be a secondary defence force, in case of invasion by the forces of Nazi Germany and her allies. The Home Guard guarded the coastal areas of Britain and other important places such as airfields, factories and explosives stores. The Home Guard also consisted of people who were disabled,but not too disabled,as they are have to patrol areas and learn to fire war equipment
They were made famous by the television sitcom Dad's Army.