5th Company, 8th Battalion Suffolk Home Guard was responsible for the defence of Leiston.
The Company intention was to defend Leiston against all attacks from air or sea – there would be no withdrawal. The following is from 9th Lancs Fusiliers Defence Scheme, November 1940.
On receipt of ‘Action Stations’ the following action was to be taken:
All posts and road blocks to be manned 100%. Road blocks to be closed and capable of being reopened in five minutes. One rail to be left out to allow passage of motor cycles.
Machine Gun posts would take the following action: