Spotting the planes, Part 1
This letter, dated 30 December 1941, highlights one of the many roles the Police played in national defence. Roof spotters were part of a building's fire fighting capability. From 12 December 1941 NSW Government regulations required all government buildings and many industrial and business premises to be patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in case of air raids. Employees, usually volunteers, acted as fire wardens, first aiders and fire or roof spotters. NRS 10623 [10/2538] File 42-1E-7.