Could anyone advise if members of the RAF 1939-1945 and post-war were permitted to carry personal weapons such as rifles and pistols from their place of duty to their civilian or military residences?

I am trying to determine when permission to "carry weapons home" was rescinded in the RCAF and Canadian Army, probably in the early 1960's and have an unverifiable reference to a similar situation in the U.K. at that time.

Cheers, Ken