He had to be invalided out of the Army as he contracted pneumonia, but he was still able to continue his service by becoming an air-raid warden
in East London.
Dad's work in communications ensured he remained a civilian but he became an air-raid warden
and added many fire-watching nights to his daily routine.
My dad, who worked at Ranger (a smaller defense company), was also an air-raid warden
in our neighborhood and learned to identify many types of aircraft by sight.
Higginbotham was a banker and volunteer air-raid warden
during the Second World War.
Laurie Latchford, an air-raid warden
in Newton, Mumbles, recalled in his diaries: "There were leaping flames over the whole stretch of Swansea, from behind Clyne Hill to the dock's entrance.
He said: "Living half a mile from Wellington Mills and my father being an air-raid warden
, I well remember the night in 1940 when a bomb (or was it a mine?) dropped and a girl from a house by the mill was brought to stay the rest of the night in our house in Howard Road.
During WWII, she worked as an air-raid warden
in the U.S.
My father stayed in Coventry to continue his job at Alfred Herberts and to help in his capacity as an air-raid warden
. It was all very unsettling.
Audrey's father was an air-raid warden
during a raid.
My uncle Ernest Tudor, who was an air-raid warden
, had to dig us out after one particularly heavy raid.
Young children are instinctive reactionaries, and Carl was no exception; he drove his parents crazy by serving as class air-raid warden
and brandishing a"I Like Ike" button while his parents wondered whether to compromise and support Adlai Stevenson or back Vincent Hallinan of the Progressive party.
The plane-spotter and air-raid warden
programs were created by the US Department of Civilian Defense, which was activated in May 1941 when US involvement in the global war seemed increasingly likely.