King’s Lynn charity appeals for living history aid

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A charity is appealing for volunteers to join its new living history group.

The Bridge For Heroes is looking for people to join its Civil Defence Group and is holding a recruitment day tomorrow.

Members will be able to participate in recreational Second World War air warden and civil defence activities.

The group, which will be based within the Military Museum on Millfleet, will operate the local air raid shelters which will be opened later in the year.

The group will also organise and hold guided tours of the ‘The Bomb Run’ visiting buildings and locations damaged by Luftwaffe pilots .

Members will wear authentic uniforms loaned to each member of the club such as gas bags, air warder overalls, trench coats, and original Second World War metal helmets.

Dr Clive Bond the chairman of The Military Museum, said: ‘The Living History Civil Defence Group is a fantastic opportunity for people to get hands on involved with recreating historical events”

The recruiting day runs 10am to 2pm, at the Military Museum. The group is open to over 18s.

The Bridge for Heroes offers immediate support to former servicemen and women who are dealing with readjustment into civilian life as well as the early identification of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The charity provides treatment sessions at its contact centre and helps to address the financial, employment, housing and health needs of service personnel, veterans and their families.