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Charity marks 80 years of aid in times of crisis

Fascinating images, posters, uniforms and objects from one of the UK’s most important archives are going on display to mark the 80th anniversary of the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS).

Founded on 16 May 1938 as the Women’s Voluntary Services for Air Raid Precautions, RVS is the largest volunteering organisation in British history. The charity was originally formed by Stella Reading to help recruit women into the ARP movement, assisting civilians during and after air raids and helping to evacuate children.

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