GPO Rescue and Salvage Squad

The GPO Rescue and Salvage Squad was set up to rescue mail, money and supplies from Post Offices and letterboxes that were bombed in the City of London. Frederick Gurr, a postman close to retirement, set up the team as he was concerned that the ordinary salvage squads didn’t recognise the importance of the mail.

His team rescued not only valuables from bombed out Post Offices but also supplies and the mail itself, with the intention that mail wasn’t delayed more than 48 hours due to enemy action.

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