Every aspect of national life changed during the war and all organisations that lived through it have their stories. It was no less the case for the Royal Mint, suffering direct hits from bombing raids, fatalities on site and giving over capacity for the production of high-precision munitions. An Air Raid Precautions (ARP) unit was established, staffed throughout the war, whose job was to fight fires from bombs and incendiary devices, limiting the amount of damage and the number of casualties.
A separate account of the activities of the Mint’s ARP unit in the form of this booklet was published soon after the war.
You might also like
The Royal Mint Museum contains some 12,000 medals, dating mainly from the beginning of the 19th century.
The Royal Mint could not - and did not - escape the massive impact of the First World War.