Billericay Area Messenger Service

By Jo Cullen

I was sorting through some old newspaper clippings that had been handed in to Basildon Heritage and came across this Order of Service, in honour of all serving in H.M. Forces, especially former CD Messengers and in particular remembrance of those who have made the supreme sacrifice. The service took place on the 27th May 1945 at Ramsden Bellhouse Church and was conducted by Rev. F.W. Austen

Can anyone give us any information on the C.D. Messengers?

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Order of Service

Basildon Heritage

This page was added by Jo Cullen on 09/08/2017.
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This information was found on the Laindon Community Archive Site

The ARP was renamed the Civil Defense. In August 1939 The district Cyclist Messenger Service  of the ARP was started by the two Fisher brothers who lived at Barleylands. ( This farm was known at the time as Fisher's Farm ) Many local branches grew up mainly in schools but the Laindon Branch was started in Toomey's Garage.  

By Jo Cullen
On 11/08/2017