1939-1945 ARP Wardens Whistle. A good quality example of a J Hudson & Co WW2 ARP Wardens whistle. Hudson’s where an established supplier of whistles since the 1880’s. In 1939 large quantities were purchased by the Government to issue to the Air Raid Wardens. Found in a house sale in Tenterden Kent – The Battle of Britain County
The given instructions at the time:
“When air raids are threatened, warning will be given in towns by sirens or hooters, which will be sounded, in some places by short blasts, and in other places by a warbling note, changing every few seconds. In war, sirens and hooters will not be used for any other purpose than this.
The warning may also be given by the Police or Air Raid Wardens blowing short blasts on whistles.
When you hear the warning, take cover at once.”