From the VANG Files: Virginia Protective Force Uniforms in WW2 (part 2)
The VANG is very lucky that a number of years ago someone had the foresight to pack away and save all of the paper State Headquarters documents from the 1920s to the early 1960s.
If you recall, in a previous update we learned about the problem with many of the different state’s Home Guard units developing their own uniforms—some of which merely wore Regular Army uniforms – and this led to much confusion at military facilities as to who was Regular, Reserve or State guard. Many states did not heed the warning and so in March 1942 the Department of the Army issued the below guidance:
So how did it work out? Let’s look at a period photo: