"Just taking the girls home from a dance"
A "jerry can" of petrol - an "essential supply"
During WW2 the Home Guard could get a petrol ration .... so could farmers. Both the Home Guard and farmers needed petrol to carry out their duties.
Now, what if a young farmer was also in the Home Guard happened to have a vehicle, had received a petrol ration and wanted to go to a dance (with two young ladies)?
This almost sounds like the basis for an episode of "Dad's Army". Yet, this is a true Home Guard story from WW2.
To read the story see below.