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In addition, there were also five Home Guard rocket batteries.
The movement, immortalised by the classic sitcom Dad's Army, attracted hundreds of volunteer soldiers both young and old across the region. Now, their stories are being told in the exhibition at the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, based at Ashton Town Hall in Tameside.
of images and rare artefacts including a homemade, anti tank device built by a Home Guard volunteer and designed to be used during a German invasion.
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Volunteers guarded coastal areas and sites like airfields, factories and explosives stores.
Home Guard battalions in Greater Manchester attached to the Manchester Regiment were based in Oldham, Leigh, Wigan, Trafford Park, Ardwick, Newton Heath and Ancoats.
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All were ineligible for military service, largely for being too young or too old.
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During the Second World War, it is estimated that more than 1.5 million men aged between 17 and 65 served in the Home Guard's ranks.
Many of the photographs at the museum are on public display for the first time and bosses want to hear from anyone who served with units attached to the Manchester Regiment. Curator Garry Smith said: "There are lots of photos and objects from the time, including medals.
"The exhibition is all about the stories behind the men in the Home Guard and it is very interesting. Most of the objects are from our collection, but some are on loan.
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and the First World War.
"The younger lads went on to serve in the Second World War. Some were only 16, and we are really keen to hear from anyone with links in Manchester. The anti tank weapon has obviously never been used but it does show the ingenuity of the Home Guard.
Bosses at the museum said most battalions were formed around 1940 and continued until they were officially replaced in 1955 by a permanent reservist movement.
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Thework of the Home Guard in Manchester during the war is being remembered and honoured at a new exhibition.
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