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Search Aspect ( rescue )
Location - Leeds & District

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A.R.P Demolition squad (Unknown) (1 comment)
Black & White image13th July 1939. Members of an ARP Rescue Party stand on the back of a truck, used as an emergency vehicle. The men are dressed in protective clothing, with tin hats and gas masks. The man standing beside the cab is wearing a boiler suit. The truck belonged to M Harrison and Co, quarry business of Post Hill, Pudsey.
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A.R.P Demolition squad (Unknown) (2 comments)
Black & White image12th July 1939. A.R.P. (Air Raid Precaution) rescue party stand on the back of a Bedford truck, equipped with ladders, rope and other rescue equipment. The men are dressed in protective clothing with tin hats and gas mask bags. The truck belonged to PE Snowden and Sons Ltd, Firth Road, Beeston, a building contractor.
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A.R.P. Demolition Squad (Unknown)
Black & White image12th July 1939 Builders truck, used to transport an A.R.P. Demolition Squad and Rescue Party. The men are on the back of the truck with ladders and other rescue equipment.
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A.R.P. Rescue Centre, group portrait of the rescue team (Killingbeck)
Black & White image1940. Group portrait showing some of the members of the rescue team at the A.R.P. Rescue Centre in Selby Road. In charge of the unit is William Noel Slee who can be seen standing at the extreme left of the back row, wearing a white shirt and dark tie. Any other identifications are welcomed. The men were trained and equipped to respond to the aftermath of bombing raids during World War 2 and to rescue and evacuate casualties. Their work covered Leeds and surrounding areas but the unit was also called out to York and was in demand following the heavy bombing raids suffered by the population of Hull. The centre occupied a range of single storey buildings at the junction of Selby Road and the A.64. Although the buildings are now demolished the foundations remain. The road is now called Killingbeck Bridge.
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A.R.P. Rescue Centre, Selby Road, training exercise (Killingbeck)
Black & White image1940. Image shows a training exercise taking place at the A.R.P. (Air Raid Precaution) Rescue Centre in Selby Road. The unit was formed to act in the rescue of people in bombed areas of Leeds and surrounding districts during World War 2. It was also called out to York and, in particular Hull where there was heavy bombing. The men are demonstrating some of the rescue equipment with the aid of a dummy. In charge of the unit, and wearing a white tin hat with his hands on hips, is William Noel Slee who lived in The Fearnvilles, Leeds 8. The year after this photograph was taken, in 1941, he left the rescue unit upon being called up to serve in the R.A.F. The single storey buildings occupied by the Rescue Centre were demolished but the foundations remain. They were situated at the junction of Selby Road with the A.64. The road is now called Killingbeck Bridge.
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