German Orders and related papers concerning the prohibition of meetings and events of societies and other organisations including lists of Jersey Societies, charities, clubs, church, professional and trade organisations and the seizing of assets from masonic lodges

Reference: B/A/W30/13

Date: July 23rd 1940 - September 4th 1943

Charitable and Welfare Societies: St John's Ambulance Brigade, including a copy of the rules and a list of members

Reference: B/A/W30/150/60

Date: 1940 - 1941

Copy dated 29 December 1945 from the Ecclesiastical Court of the Bailiwick of Guernsey of the Testament of Georgina Louisa Nicholson née de Garis, Lynden, Saumsmarez Road, St Martin, Guernsey. Dated 16 December 1942. Bequeaths £100 to the Guernsey Country District Nursing Association, £100 to the Guernsey Branch of the St John's Ambulance Brigade. Codicil added 3 May 1945 1 booklet; seal

Reference: D/Y/A/115/131

Date: April 24th 1946 - April 24th 1946

Images of the Lieutenant Governor Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick inspecting members of the St John's Ambulance Brigade at Springfield Stadium, Janvrin Road, St Helier.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/1/1352

Date: June 27th 1976 - June 27th 1976

Photographer: Bob Ritchie

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1976/1352

Images of a fete at Trinity Manor. The singer Stuart Gillies [Image A, second from left] is pictured giving a speech and posing for photographs with fans at the fete.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/1/1476

Date: July 10th 1976 - July 10th 1976

Photographer: Reg Cridland

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1976/1476

Images of Mr. Dick Ray, who runs the Opera House, and Miss Gladys Manning, the public duty officer for St. John's Ambulance Brigade, who received a cheque in recognition of the service rendered by the Brigade, who send at least two members to every Opera House performance to deal with emergencies, free of charge. To improve facilities for the disabled, the management of the Opera House have removed the seats at the back of the downstairs auditorium [from JEP 03/03/82 p.23]

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/524

Date: March 1st 1982 - March 1st 1982

Photographer: Peter Mourant

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/524.

Certificate appointing Maud d'Authreau, Jersey Nursing Division, 8 (Duke of Connaught's) District as a Lady Ambulance Officer in the St John Ambulance Brigade

Reference: L/C/169/A/7

Date: November 21st 1939 - November 21st 1939

Photograph Album Number 1. Includes photographs of the arrival of the Germans and around the island, the Sixth Batterie, Artillery Regiment 319, the 12th Mine Sweeper Flotilla, the island of Cezembre, the 2 Pionier Abteilung 319, Channel Island shipping 1940-1945, Luftwaffe 1940-1945, military funerals and cemeteries, nursing and St John's Ambulance Brigade during the occupation.

Reference: L/D/25/F2/1

Date: 1940 - 1945

1) Programme entitled 'Summer 1940-Part One: The Distant War June 1st-19th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. It covers the beginning of June 1940 when Britain had been at war for 9 months, peoplewere being encouraged to spend time in the Channel Islands but the war took a dramatic turn with the Germans pushing through Europe, background given on the Channel Islands, in Guernsey 1940 the bailiff was Victor Carey who was elderly and so Ambrose Sherwill, the attorney general, was given the job of running the island whilst Alexander Coutanche was in charge in Jersey. The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey Major General Harrison wrote to the War Office saying the island was virtually defenceless, uncertainty of what to do, some air raid precautions had been taken with the establishment of the Air Raid Patrol, everyone was issued with gas masks, realisation that war was on its way to the islands. On the morning of June 12th the War Cabinet decided to defend the islands but reversed the decision by the afternoon deciding on demilitarisation, the first contact with war was the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from St Malo. Islanders were asked to assemble yachts and Coutanche and the Commodore of St Helier Yacht Club W S Le Masurier organised crews to picking up the troops including Reg Nicolle and Bill Coom who talk of the enthusiasm for the operation, the blowing up of the loch gates, french citizens offering money to get on the ships, the courage of british nurses refusing to leave their ambulances and the terrible weather on the way home. Extract from Churchill speech telling about the situation in France. Activity at the airport with planes refuelling, Jersey Airways suspending services and helping the RAF, evacuating the staff and Charles de Gaulle refuelling in the island. War and Home Office still talking and life went on in Jersey. The Home Office invited islands to send a representative to England to discuss the possible evacuation of the islands. Jurat Edgar Dorey was sent and he and Markbreiter called the Ministry of Shipping in search of boats and when returning was given a letter telling the Lieutenant Governor to leave. The decision to demiltarise was announced in the States and the evacuation was to begin. 2) Programme called 'Summer 1940-Part 2: Evacuation June 20th-28th' broadcast by Channel Television presented by Alastair Layzell. References to the dilemma of evacuation, queuing to register at the Town Hall and the fact people changed their minds, the calming of the people by the Bailiff who said his family were staying and condemnation by Jurat Dorey for those leaving. Evacuees tell of their journey to Southampton and then to the north of England. The St John Ambulance in Guernsey helped with the sick and old. In Sark Dame Sybil Hathaway encouraged the inhabitants to stay on the island. In Alderney Judge Frederick French called a meeting where his residents decided to leave. George Baron tells of leaving on the spur of the moment and the St John Ambulance personnel from Guernsey went to Alderney to assist in the evacuation. Some of the evacuation was carried out by Jersey Airways as the airport was besieged by people trying to leave. There was a calm after the lieutenant governors left. At the Jersey Airport Bob Lawrence talks of breaking up the navigation equipment and sending it to Southampton. The Controlling Committee was set up in Guernsey and a member, Raymond Falla, talks about the evacuation of cattle from Alderney. On June 28th undecided whether the islands were defended the germans undertook air raids and eye witnesses describe seeing the air raids in Jersey and Guernsey leading to 44 deaths, 33 in Guernsey, 11 in Jersey. The BBC announced that day that the Channel Islands had been demilitarised ten days before but it was too late.

Reference: L/D/25/L/57

Date: June 19th 1980 - June 26th 1980

VHS tape of four separate films: 1) Filmed by members of the Jersey Ambulance Service. in 16mm. Film shows the visit of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten to lay foundation stone to new St John Ambulance Headquarters, Midvale Road on 15th July 1950. Arriving at the Airport , meeting St John's Ambulance cadets and officers. Ambulances. Lieutenant Governor General Sir Edward Grassett. Speeches. Trowel used for the ceremony. Garden party. West Park Pavilion. Royal Square. parade. Walking through Beresford Street. Parade at Springfield. Countess meets St John Personnel. First Aid demonstration. 0h 12m 48s 2) Filmed by the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society in 16mm colour. Film shows the Spring Cattle show at Springfield of 1951. Excellent footage of classes being judged. Various prize cows. Bill Perchard with his winning group. 0h 13m 47s 3) Filmed in 16mm B&W. Film shows dancing on the terrace of West Park Pavilion. Gorey Castle and harbour. gaff rigged yacht. old woman darning socks. Rozel harbour. Portelet and Janvrin's tomb. Cutting granite and dismantling German guns, Noirmont. Ship enters St Helier Harbour. Havre des Pas pool. Grosnez Castle. Yacht at sea near Elizabeth Castle. Yacht in harbour. 0h 05m 29s 4) Filmed in 16mm B&W. Film showing Algerian prisoners of war posing for the camera at Grosnez (film mainly out of focus). Family on rooftops of St Helier. Ship leaving St Helier. Boys camping. Battle of Flowers in 1939. Springfield. (Note: this film is poor quality) 0h 11m 08s. This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/70

Date: 1939 - 1951

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