My father-in-law once told me a story of a home-guard exercise in Brum' that involved members being dressed in authentic German Uniforms.....he said that one fellow wondered around Brum' for several hours, asking people for directions, in 'broken' English. Apparently no one questioned him! I had always thought it was just an 'urban myth' but, having read your post, perhaps it was the truth???morning chris..i am just flicking through some back copies of the brummagem mag....one dated 2004 is showing a story and three pics of the home quard lads dressed in german uniform practising their stuff....the locations are poss aston or lozells..the writer of the story cant be sure where they were taken but his dad was amongst those in the pic..there is a street sign on one of them and maybe zooming in can determine the location....you may have these pics already but just in case shall i scan them for you and post....
Hello Lyn,mr frederick simmons and fellow home guard soldier...harborne home guards....1914/18
pic courtesy of carl chinn