A.R.P. Warden character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1991 limited edition fo 9,500 celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Local Defence Volunteers founded in May 1940. During the Second World War all able-bodied British men were conscripted into the armed forces, creating a shortage of manpower on the domestic front. This gap was ably filled by those too young, too old, deferred from service on medical grounds, or those in reserve occupations. Among them was the Air Raid Precaution Warden who shepherded the public into shelters during air raids, enforced the blackout restrictions at nigh time and watched for incendiary bombs. The Air Raid Precaution Warden's cry of "Put that light out!" became a familiar phrase in London in the 1940s. A grey whistle forms the handle of the jug.
Heroes of the Blitz Set