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William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940
William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940
Hedge trimming, RBG Kew
Hedge trimming, RBG Kew
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William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940

Here, WIlliam Turrill models the full gas protection suit usually worn by Air Raid Wardens. In the spring of 1940 a Kew Gardens Platoon was formed. Turrill oversaw the evacuation of Kew's Herbarium specimens and books to Oxford, and was recruited to the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty on an unspecified botanical assignment

© RBG KEW