Siren suit

The siren suit is a one-piece garment for the whole body which can easily be put on or taken off, originally designed for use on the way to, and in, air-raid shelters.[1] The suit solved the problems of warmth and modesty encountered when seeking shelter during nighttime air raids in the United Kingdom during World War II. It was roomy and could be put on over night clothes quickly when an imminent air raid was announced by the sirens.

The suit was worn by both children and adults when sheltering in either back garden or public shelters.[2][3]

  1. ^ URL: Accessed: 2013-06-20. (Archived by WebCite® at
  2. ^ "WW2 People's War - My Homemade 'Siren Suit'". BBC. 2004-06-12. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  3. ^ "Tatler Magazine, Summer 1940 | Battle of Britain Day by Day". Retrieved 2013-06-19.