The Home Service Force was set up in the eighties as a modern day home guard, as far as I'm aware there were 50 platoons nationwide, and they were disbanded in 1991. They recruited people from 18-59 years old, and you had to be ex-services or cadet forces to join. Apart from that, I can't find much about them anywhere. I've only seen them once, in 1988 or thereabouts, and I remember being surprised that there were HSF Paras too. Does anyone here know any more about them? Perhaps any ex-HSFers would be willing to tell us about it? I'm particularly interested in the commitment requirements, fitness standards, and training.