Home Guard Exercise? The soldier at the back has a Pattern 1914 rifle which the Home Guard used whereas the army had Lee-Enfields. The soldier poised to throw is holding a bottle (pretend Molotov Cocktail?)
The Home Guard parade, Killin, Perthshire, 1939 - 1945 Originally called Local Defence Volunteers, the 'Home Guard' consisted of men who were deemed too old to serve in the army (over the age of forty-one), or who were in 'reserved occupations' (such as doctors). Although these men trained every week, they would have been powerless to prevent a Nazi attack on Britain on their own.