These volunteers in Doncaster, Yorkshire, are taking part in a 'recruit drill' under the instruction of old-timer ex-Sergeant Brooks, while waiting for the call-up. Guns and uniforms were in short supply, so the volunteers drilled with broomsticks. Many became frustrated and annoyed by the delays in the process. One salesman who had volunteered commented: 'Customers think the delay in calling-up is a disgrace ... I expect six months will elapse between my registration and medical exam.'